Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Splitting the Darkness

Mary gives birth to a Son in a dark stable, at night.
The shepherds watch sheep the same night when
suddenly light splits the darkness and an angel
makes a great announcement. He says that this
night Light has been born

What happened to this Light? This Light was
crucified on a wooden cross because men prefer
the darkness.Why?

Reader, I have been pondering the contrasts with
all the lights of the season shining out from trees
and buildings, but the reason for the season is not
to be found! I have not seen one nativity scene
peaking out in the dazzle of the light shows.
The birthday child is not honored.

Are not we who live at the end of the age, finding
that there is deep darkness settling around us?
Jesus was not born in an easy time for Rome
pressed a heavy boot on tiny Israel. The law was
a burden the people lifted every day. No, the
Savior came at a time of darkness and fear.

Isaiah says, "The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land 
of deep darkness, on them light has shined."

Take heart, dear reader, for deliverance is closer
than you think! He IS the light of the world.

For it is the God who said, 'Let light shine out 
of darkness,' who has shone in our hearts to give 
the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in 
the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)

He has come. He will come. He is always on time! 

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