An interesting factoid and observation of the Christmas story is how much light is part of the story. Of course light stands in contrast to the darkness and becomes a great analogy for life.

* The star that was a sign to the magi guiding them to the Christ-Child (Matt. 2:2)

* The glory of the Lord with the angles announcing the birth of Christ to the shepherds (Luke 2:9) 

* Christ was a light of revelation to the Gentiles (Luke 2:32).  

* The people of Zebulun and Naphtali have seen a great light (Matt. 4:15-16)

What is exciting is when we jump the years to our present time the Scriptures continue to use light to describe Christ and His presence in our lives:

For God who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not ourselves. (2 Corinthians 4:6-7 NASB)

There are dozens of other passages, but this is simply a reminder that the birth of Christ (the presence of Christ in human flesh) is truly a light to all of us revealing the fullness of God’s grace and truth towards us: Christ came to seek and to save that which is lost – US!

May you know the light of Christ for Christmas and have a wonderful Christ-filled year as you discover and walk with Him.


Pastor Brad Little