Light came down…

Yesterday, I left off chatting about how the Light was about to enter the world after a 400 year period of silence.

I don’t know about you, but silence for that long from the God you serve would be very depressing, which is a form of darkness I occasionally have battled over the years.

Why so long may be the question you too are asking yourself, but when I look at the Bible, things become a bit more clear.

Sometimes a separation makes the heart grow fonder or long more for the one you are not with. And sometimes the distance makes the return that much grander and sweeter.

If I had been in the dark for a long period, then heard that a Light overhead was pronouncing a mighty king would arrive? I would grow excited and look for his coming with anticipation of good things yet to come.

John gives us hints as to why the Light came in the following verses, which give me a great deal of comfort on darker days:

“The true Light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, yet the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name,  He gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood  nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of  grace and truth.” (John 1:9-14)

The Light came to show us His glory up close. To show us that God cares enough about us to become one of us, and meet us face to face.

I don’t know about you, but that truth, that kind of love, warms my heart and makes this season of Christmas shine all the brighter this year.

May you too see the Light this Christmas!

PS. Will share about the Christmas Star tomorrow, and my favorite light in the Christmas story on Thursday!


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