CHRISTMAS IS A LIGHT EVENT!
”Lamps, Candles, Flames, and Light represent the manifest presence of God as the Light of the World.”
Light is essential for life to exist. Without light plants, animals and man
would be left in a state of darkness. The spiritual aspect of man in his
fallen state exists in darkness. Jesus, the Light of the World, brings light
and life to the spiritual body of mankind.
“The birth of Jesus was – light shattering the darkness.”
Technology has advanced and the world population has exploded, but
the presence of sin and darkness still stands as a gap between man and
God. But like fireworks bursting overhead, punching bright holes in the
darkness of sin, the coming of Christ brought light to a somber, needy
world. It bridged the gap. It still does!
JESUS SAID: JOHN 8:12
You see, the Christmas season is more than a story of a baby in a manger
– it’s a light event! Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” Each time
we see the twinkling lights of the season, we can be reminded that he is
the light of love, forgiveness, and illuminates our pathway to eternal
union with God. And we can be willing to help those around us see
things in a different light! Spread the light – When you walk in the light,
you become a beacon of God’s love and forgiveness to all those around
you. Jesus encouraged us in Matthew 5:16b to: “Let your light shine
before others” so they might see your new life and be open to
God’s life- changing light.”