The Light of Christmas.
The darkness of the world is total. When you are overcome by anger, resentment, bitterness, despair there is no light - only darkness. God has something better for you.
People who are walking in darkness will see a great light. Light is the great promise of the Christ-child.
As Isaiah proclaims, it is God who turns darkness into light.
Take time to remind your children and yourself that life without Christ is deep, utter darkness.
May God grant you faith to live by the light and turn from darkness.
May the light of Christ shine in the dark, troubled places of your heart.
Rejoice! The light of Christ has come.
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.
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