Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.’
-- John 8:12
Christmas lights everywhere. Houses trimmed with strands of sparkling lights, trees adorned with stars, candles well placed and lit to reflect the miracle of the birth of Christ Jesus. Got me thinking: Why light? Why lights? What is it about light? What is light? All of the questions led to one definition of light which points to this celebration of the birth of Jesus. Light: to make vision possible. In the natural, light makes it possible for us to see. In the spiritual, the light of Jesus makes it possible for us to see the truth of God. Christmas marks the celebration of the arrival of the Light sent down from heaven to show us the way. The light of Jesus opens our spiritual eyes to see the way to our Heavenly Father.
As was then, and is now, our world can be so filled with darkness and troubles. The light of Jesus scatters the darkness of this world when we follow Him. God loved us so much, that He sent us the living light to shine on us, shine in us, and shine through us so that others will continue to find their way to the hope, help, and healing that only God can deliver. The Light of the world has come. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
Merry Christmas 2012
-- Roxanne Bellamy-Campbell,
Adjunct Chaplain for Multicultural Communities