In the midst of the darkness, the light of God’s undeserved love shines brightly this Christmas. The glory of God continues to break in upon the gloom of sin-sick souls. The Savior still calls people to the manger to behold His lovely face by faith. There it happens just as the prophet Isaiah foretold: “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned” (Isaiah 9:2).
You and I are those people! With longing eyes our focus returns to this baby. In Him and in His face, we see the brightness of God’s forgiveness. This baby reaches out His hand to touch us and to bring us closer to Himself. As we come closer to the light, His mother tells us that His name is Jesus, because He has saved us, His people, from our sins. He has come. No longer shall we live in darkness, for we are children of the light. God is here among us. He has come to meet us. He has come to save us by living and dying for us. The angels are singing. The shepherds are rejoicing and sharing the light with others. The “everlasting light” fills us with His light, His love, and His life.
May that light, the light of faith in Jesus, shine radiantly from our lives and always so that people who are still lost in the darkness may catch some glimmer of the true Christmas light.