Christmas Light, #3
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. Luke 2:8-9
An angel appeared and the Lord’s glory shone. Astonishing! Miraculous! Overwhelming! But there’s more. “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel” (v.13, emphasis mine). However far we stretch our imagination, we cannot envision the sight and sound of angels singing and glory shining—the splendor of light, the radiance of a heavenly host, the crescendo of celestial voices. It’s almost as incomprehensible as the truth of 2 Corinthians 4:6:
God… made his light shine in our hearts
to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory.
The light of God’s glory… in us. The knowledge of Him shining from within, glowing in our clay vessels, lighting our way, exposing darkness, revealing truth. Jesus called us the light of the world, emitting light as a city on a hill, light that cannot be hidden (Matthew 5:14).
In your Christmas visiting, let your light shine. Speak truth, testify to God’s grace, offer words that encourage. You are the light of the world.
“This little light of mine; I’m gonna let it shine…
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.”