Day 27 | The Light Has Come
Reading: Isaiah 9:2; Matthew 4:16
Walking around in your home at night with the lights off isn’t fun, especially if you have kids who leave small toys everywhere. The number of injuries I’ve sustained from Legos, baby toys, and door jambs are too many to count. The Bible describes people who walk on the earth apart from Christ as those who walk in darkness. Their minds and hearts are darkened. If you’re a believer, at one point you were in the same position. In the dark, with no hope of finding your way out. But the grace of God reached for us through the person of Jesus, who tells us that he is the “light of the world.”
On Christmas Day, we celebrate that the light of the world came into the world in the person of Jesus Christ. The Father did not leave us to stumble around in the dark, sustaining injury after injury from our sinful ways. He sent His Son Jesus, the light, into the world to show people the way back to God. Jesus is the light that brings sight and clarity to our worlds. Jesus is the light that helps us know God the Father as he should be known. His light is a transformative light. He leads us out of the darkness of our sinful ways and lights our path by his Word so that we can live as children of the light. Jesus came so that we wouldn’t be slaves to the dark. He came to that we could walk freely in his light with God. Rejoice today, because the light has come!
Question: Jesus is the light that shines in a dark world. Who could you share Jesus with this Advent season?