By: Carole L. Haines
We see it now, it’s all around us. Light, warmth, Hope.
“Long lay the world in sin and error pining, ‘til He appeared and the soul felt its worth.” (O Holy Night)
Jesus pierced the darkness and began a rift in the cosmos bringing light and life to those of us who are looking to God for hope, for deliverance; a Savior, a king to rule our wandering hearts.
9 This was the true Light that, coming into the world, enlightens every person. 10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through Him, and yet the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own people did not accept Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God.
Jesus is our pillar of fire by night, He is that pillar of cloud by day to guide and lead us in the way we should go. He has given us His Spirit to enlighten us from within. Never is this more apparent throughout the year than Advent Season, as we wait expectantly for Jesus to once again rend the heavens and come make His abode in our heart. Even so, Lord Jesus, come and bring with you that Golden Glow of Christmas, to warm and prepare our hearts to truly worship You. Amen!
*Advent means “arrival.” We await your arrival in anticipation of Your grace. Thank you, Lord God, Jesus, our Savior and King.