The Light Shines in the Darkness
Christmas Eve, 2016; Luke 2:1-20
“And we gather to see, to view with fresh eyes again, the light that all the darkness in the world cannot ever extinguish.”
What is it about Christmas that makes it such a ‘magical time of the year’?
Are we looking for the light in a dark world more at this time of year than at any other time?
Jesus, whose birth we’re celebrating is the SOURCE of the peace that we’re seeking.
What must the shepherds have felt when that incredible Light of God shined on them?
The glory of the Lord…..the light of God: That’s what got the shepherds’ attention: and it terrified them. Why?
What would sustain the generous spirit, the loving attitudes, the empathy for others, that seems to prevalent at Christmastime?
God sustains peace….through the Light of Jesus.
God sustains joy…..through the Light of Jesus.
God sustains hope….through the Light of Jesus.
Randy and Debbie Reese are Co-Directing Pastors at Calvary UMC