It’s all about light
Just in case you don’t listen to the radio, well LifeFm in particular, our church has the privilege of saying something special at Christma that gets repeated each day. Here’s what was said this year:
It is really all about light. We see lights everywhere don’t we? Its not just the stars that shine in the night at Christmas but all those Christmas lights twinkling away in the darkness. They look so beautiful and they are meant to remind us about THE LIGHT. Long ago one of the ancient prophets looked forward and spoke of a day when,
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
The gospel writer Matthew picked up this prophecy and showed that in Jesus coming, this great dawn of light has occurred. In a similar way the gospel writer John speaks of Jesus that
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The darkness that these writers speak, which the light of Jesus overcomes is not the darkness of nocturnal night, but rather the darkness that runs down the middle of every human heart, the darkness of sin and death.
Christmas is all about the coming of Jesus THE LIGHT, whose coming can expel the long dark shadows that haunt humanity. He lights our path showing us how to love ourselves, others and God. See the light this Christmas.
Enjoy the Christmas season friends,
Trev Bell, Acting Rector