The light of Christmas

Posted on December 16, 2016 · Posted in Gospel, Holidays

christmas-light

The darkness of the world is total. When you are overcome by anger, resentment, bitterness, despair there is no light – only darkness. God has something better for you.

People who are walking in darkness will see a great light. Light is the great promise of the Christ-child.

As Isaiah proclaims, it is God who turns darkness into light.
Take time to remind your children and yourself that life without Christ is deep, utter darkness.

May God grant you faith to live by the light and turn from darkness.

May the light of Christ shine in the dark, troubled places of your heart.
Rejoice! The light of Christ has come.

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
Isaiah 9:2

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.