John 1:9–The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world (NIV).
What is the Christmas season like where you live? Here, in Southern Ontario, every town has a Santa Claus parade, declaring the holiday shopping season to be officially open. Area homes display multi-colored lights, often competing for the best decorated. One year, when visiting neighbors quite a distance away, we commented that their living room seemed unusually bright. They pointed to a house down the way that positively glowed with lights. That house was ours. That was the year we even decorated the flagpole. It’s all great fun and most people find it exciting.
No matter how brightly houses and shops blaze, their light is nothing in comparison to the true light, Jesus Christ. Sadly, many still do not recognize him. Dear Ones, it is not too late!
John 1:10 -He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not (RSV).
John 1:12-Yet to all who received him, to those who believed on his name he gave the right to become children of God (NIV).
Prayer: Father God, true light has changed our lives. Thank you for your son, Jesus. May he shine ever more brightly in us. Amen