Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Night of Light

I am the light of the world.
He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness.
John 8:12

This month the birthday of Jesus Christ will be celebrated all over the world. It will be celebrated in various ways in many languages, by people of all races. For a few hours many in the world will stop talking of satellites, rockets and war. For a few hours they will talk of peace on earth and good will toward men. People will exchange their gifts and talk about the Prince of Peace.

Imagine the scene in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. It was the night of nights, and yet it had begun as every other night had before it.

But it was to become the greatest, most significant night of history. This was the night that would conquer darkness and bring in the day when there would be no more night. This was the night when those who sat in darkness would see a great light. This was the night God brought into the world the One who is 'the light of the world.'

May His light shine in your life this Christmas season!

From 'Hope For Each Day: Words of Wisdom and Faith' by Billy Graham
Photo: 'Northern Lights in the North Sky' from art.com

9 comments:

  1. That is so beautiful, Adrienne, and I love that picture.

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  2. Lovely post! The northern lights are perfect compliment to your thoughts!

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  3. Now that the sun melted a bit of the snow..the driveway is a sheet of ice...and when you turn into our complex there is a curve and an upgrade...everyone is having trouble getting home. I had to go put notes on everyones door, to put in a new filter so their furnace will keep working ( people still ignore me lol)Stay warm and toasty!! laurie

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  4. Adrienne, you always touch my heart with your sharing of goodness and light.

    I am so glad that we have become friends.

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  5. Beautiful post, Adrienne, absolutely beautiful!!

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  6. Wow! That gave me goose bumps! Such a blessing and a reminder of the Reason for the Season! Thanks, Adrienne!

    Love and Hugs,
    Hope

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  7. I'll have to stop by early tomorrow morning, Adrienne...hubby would like my company just now.

    Hugs,
    Jane

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  8. A very beautiful little devotion Adrienne:>) Have you ever seen the northern lights? I have once in my life and they were just amazing.

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  9. It's always such a joy visiting your blog, Adrienne. Thank you for such a heart warming visit. :o)

    Hugs,
    Jane

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