The Light of Christmas

Christmas lights are so important to the mood of the holiday. There are lights on the tree and lights outside the house. We have candles on the table and candles in the Advent Wreath. Even the glow of the fireplace gives a special light to the home at Christmas. But what about the real light of Christmas?

The scriptures have many references to light in the Christmas stories. The light of a star led the wise men to Bethlehem. And as the shepherds were in the fields the night the “glory of the Lord shone ’round them.” Perhaps this why lights are so important in our Christmas celebrating.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever believes in me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” Just as the star led the wise men to the manger, Jesus gives light for each of us to follow. As we light the Advent candles, look for the light that will lead us to do God’s will. Amen.

Rebecca Ross—1994

Light me up from the inside, Lord,
let Your love be seen through me!

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