The coming of Jesus into the world was the full manifestation of God’s love for us, and the introduction of light and life into a world filled with darkness and death, insomuch that “in Him is no darkness at all” 1 John 1:5. Light surrounded His birth; it was in the darkness of night that a group of shepherds were out in the field “watching over their flock … and behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shown around them …” Luke 2:8-9. It was a star of light that alerted the wise men that a king had been born in Israel, and the light of that star guided them to the exact spot where He was, Matthew 2:1-11! When He was brought to the temple for His dedication, Simeon, under guidance of the Holy Spirit, spoke according to the prophecies of Isaiah that He would be “A light to lighten the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel” Luke 2:32. Indeed the Bible says of His coming that “light has come into the world” John 3:19. Yes His coming was the light and life of salvation to a world filled with darkness and death; “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” 1 John 1:4. And those who sought Him found Him; the shepherds from the fields, the wise men from afar, and then there was Zacchaeus who climbed the tree to see Him in Luke 19:1-9; and to as many as seek Him with all their heart He says, “I will be found by you” Jeremiah 29:13-14. How about you? He is the light; He is the life!
-By Lavinia E. Brouff
My heart is with the “King of Love”,
Who comes to me from realms above.
Whose blessings make my pathway bright,
And crowns my life with Christmas light.
With this dear Jesus ever near,
I live in Christmas all the year.
His name unfolds a sacred joy,
Which no dark cloud can ever destroy.
My heart is with the Christmas King,
And of His kindness I can sing.
His birth and love shall be my lay, (rest)
Throughout my life from day to day.
Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.