Friday, December 3, 2021
Light and Life
For God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the darkness,’ has made us understand that this light is the brightness of the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6
Advent is a time for light. There are lights in the trees, lights on houses and shops, and lights along downtown streets. It’s a yearly competition to see who can provide the brightest, most opulent display. And, although much of what we see is secular and commercial, light is certainly an appropriate symbol for us as we await the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ who came to breathe light and life into a dark world. His light awakens people to a new day, a new life, and the knowledge of the glory of God.
It can be easy to forget, especially when life is challenging and we feel sad or afraid, but Jesus came to fulfill our deepest longing. He is the light that brightens our darkness and brings warmth and love into even our most difficult days. Always remember for whom we are waiting.
Remember that Jesus is light and life itself and wait with joy!
O God, you once said, ‘Let there be light!’ – and there was, a wondrous display of your presence and will. Let there be light again, that people everywhere may see Your glory now revealed in Jesus Christ and be enlightened by his coming.