Today is Monday, November 30th, 2020; Karen's Korner #4351
Yesterday we lit the first Advent candle in church as we began our march toward Christmas. And our sermon topic "Jesus is the Light of Christmas".
His birth was forecast as the 'coming Light'. He brightened a darkened world with His birth and life. His Light continues as we, as His followers, reflect that Light in our dark world today and into the future.
That is the reason for our tradition of lighting up the darkness with our Christmas trees and decorations.
Our pastor Warren took us through so many verses from the Bible that remind of this 'Light': And there are a lot of them! Here are several which stood out for me:
Telling about Jesus coming:
"His life is the light that shines through the darkness---and the darkness can never extinguish it."
~ John 1:5
"I have come as a Light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in Me will no longer wander in the darkness."
~ John 12:46
*This is the message God has given us to pass on for you: that God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all."
~ I John 1:5
"You are the world's light---a city on a hill glowing in the night for all to see. Don't hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father."
~ Matthew 5:14 - 16
Dear Father in Heaven, thank You that You are our Light when all we see is darkness. Thank You that You allow us to walk in Your light, to reflect it. Thank You that You 'shine' for all of us. It is available to everyone. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, the Author of Light, which can never be extinguished. Amen.