Today is Christmas and I am celebrating the birth of the Savior Jesus. This is the last day of Journey to Bethlehem. A free online Advent Bible reading guide provided by Scripture Union USA.
Day 26 of the Journey to Bethlehem is titled The Word Became Flesh.
In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.This got me thinking about light. The definition of darkness is "the absence of light." You can't really understand darkness without knowing about light. You can't "turn on" darkness it is just there. It is a passive negative. Light is an active positive. Light is a sudden change to darkness. Darkness itself can't change light.
There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. (John 1:4-9)
Jesus is the light shining in the dark and Christmas is a celebration of the true Light coming to the world, our world, my world.
Thank you God that the Light has been turned on in this world and in my life and darkness has absolutely no effect on the Light.
P.S. Here is a link to the previous days of my Journey to Bethlehem.