Christmas is here! It’s time to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ—the Light of the World!
In the first act of Creation in Genesis, God spoke and light was immediately separated from darkness. But it wasn’t long before Adam and Eve chose to sin, and God’s presence, His light, was separated from man. At that moment, the redemption story had to be written: The need for light to shine through darkness was no longer just night and day, but life and death. God’s greatest desire was to be in relationship with us, so He sent a Light to guide us out of our darkness and back to Him.
This is Christmas: “The One who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world!”
God’s only Son was born so that with the forgiveness of sin, we could be reconciled back to Him. The separation that kept us in darkness was overcome by Jesus’ light. Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world; whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
No matter where you are today, and no matter what you’ve done, the Savior of the world has come! For YOU! Let His light shine on all the dark places of your life and restore what has been lost in the darkness. The Light is here, and He has declared that you never have to walk in darkness again. Receive His love and experience Christmas like never before!
Prayer: Father, thank You for preparing a way since the beginning of time for us to be close to You again. Thank You for sending Your Son to be born, and to die, so I could live! Today, as I celebrate Christmas, help me have a deep appreciation of Your love for me and the Light You have brought into my life. I praise You for making it possible for me to never walk in darkness again!
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness.
The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.
So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.
And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”