“The Resplendent Light of Christ”

December 24, 2016

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From the fall, darkness entered the world and covered the world. But the light of the glory of God, the Messiah, who would shine upon Israel and all the nations, was foretold and promised by the prophets of old. And then He came quietly and subtly. God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God was born in Bethlehem of Judea where they laid Him in a manger, wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and gave Him the name of Jesus. In fields nearby where shepherds kept watch, their darkness was interrupted by the angel’s proclamation and the worshipful presence of the heavenly host. Light broke through into the Bethlehem night, a prophetic event illuminating what Jesus the Christ would accomplish on a Jerusalem cross. He would quell the wrath of God, conquer sin and death–the Light of the world would vanquish the darkness. Has He pierced your darkness? Has He flooded your soul with light? Embrace the words of the ancient song: “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine upon you!” 

Bible References

  • Isaiah 60:1 - 3
  • John 1:1 - 14
  • John 8:12
  • 1 John 1:5 - 7
  • Ephesians 5:14