Monday, December 5, 2011

Light of the World

"Because of God's tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace", Luke 1:78-79. NLT

I ran across this verse in my Bible this morning. I've always loved the picture of Jesus as being the light that came to shine in the darkness of the world. I guess because I've struggled with darkness so much in my battle with depression.

I pray His light shines in the darkness inside me this winter, bathing me in its' glow and keeping the depression away. May His light shine in my grandkids faces at Christmas as they unwrap the presents lovingly chosen for them.

 His light is shining in the thousands of lights in our downtown square and in the smiles of families celebrating Christmas togetherness. His light is shining in the lights of my Christmas tree as I eagerly anticipate my family coming home to be wrapped in my loving embrace.

I pray that Jesus' light shines into all the dark corners of our world and leads us into an unparallelled season of peace and hope. I pray that His light shines brightly on your Christmas celebration this year, chasing away all darkness, and that you have the best Christmas ever.

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it", John 1:5. NLT


  1. May the light and love of Christ and his advent surprise you in rich and unexpected ways this season. Christmas brings a mixed bag of emotions to most of us. I'm struggling a bit, so I'm grateful for the rich promises of God as found in his Word! Arise, shine, sister, for our Light has come!


  2. And I pray right along with you, Peggy...more light...Amen.
    Thank you for your sweet comments on my nostalgic Christmas.
    Much love.

  3. I have been dwelling on The Light as well ever since I've wrapped up my daily readings in Revelation. So this post is very timely for me. There will be no darkness when we get to Heaven and Jesus dispels our darkness here. Love it.

  4. Peggy thank you for your words of encouragement. Lovely pictures. Blessings.