Open my eyes. Oh heart believe. The wonder of these Christmas lights be born in me.
Take a look around. We are finally here. Christmas has come. The trees are up and the garland is being hung. The decorations are all around. The sights and sounds of Christmas have arrived.
With that so have the lights. Lights that are hung on the tree, inside around the house, on the door frame, all over the yard, and everywhere else, do something. They bring light to the darkness. The thing so bright that the darkness around them cannot overcome them. Everything is illuminated for the world to see.
On a dark night in Bethlehem, just over 2,000 years ago, the Light came. The Light stepped off His throne, and took on flesh. He showed up on the scene in the middle of darkness. Leading up to this time, God always communicated with His people. But for 400 years, there was nothing. Silence. Darkness. Nothing.
The Light burst onto the scene, and everything changed. Emmanuel has come. The Christ has come. Salvation has come. Salvation is here.
Jesus spoke in the John’s gospel account, “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12 CSB)
Anyone who follows Christ will never walk in darkness again. With light, darkness cannot be seen. What was in the dark now has been brightened up for all to see. Christ is the Light, therefore those who follow Him will never be in the darkness again.
The Light has come for all people. He has come so that all people may never walk in darkness again, if they will follow Him. Because He has come, will we choose to follow Him, and not be in the darkness any longer.
When we see the lights of Christmas this season, may we be reminded that Christ has come so that all people may have salvation if we have faith and knowledge in Him. May we see that Christ doesn’t desire us to walk in darkness but to be in the Light.