“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”“ John 8:12
My wife and I love this season. The clear cold nights seem to accent the moon and stars. There is a radiance and brilliance in the mid-night sky that we do not see on those warm summer evenings. As we look over the vast Northern Idaho prairie and see the variety of Christmas lights, we are impressed with the many lit trees, houses, clock towers, church steeples, and manger scenes.
As precious as it is to see the many lights that cover our landscape, nothing compares with the light Christ’s cast into the darkness of our sinful world. As God looked into the darkness of man’s soul he realized that a special kind of light was needed. His son coming to earth as the God-man would remind mankind how far we strayed from the warmth of our Creator’s light. His ultimate love and compassion for sinful man came in the form of a babe in the manger.
The Word (Light) was made into flesh. And unto us a child was given. The Psalmist tells us, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105 God’s word also challenges us to watch out for the ways of this world as we endeavor to walk in the light of His word. “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4
“Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord.” Isaiah 2:5 “He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.” John 1:7.
Let us pray for those who do not know or have not received the light that a relationship with Christ can bring. And as a reminder, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light” Ephesians 5:8
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~In His Service, Jim Grassi (Founder/President)