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Devotion For Every Wednesday

He is the Light

John 8:12 “Jesus spoke to the people and said, ‘I’m the light of the world.’” 

One of my professors declared December 22 as one of his favorite days of the year, not because it is on the day of a loved one or a close family friend, nor is anything particularly noteworthy in his personal history on this day. 

December 22 is his favorite day because it is the day when the days begin to get a little bit longer and the nights get a little bit shorter. On December 22, we will get exactly one second more daylight than on December 21. 

Light is life. Without light, no life would exist. So, the first word spoken by God is “Let there be light” (Gen 1:2). Before creating the first human beings, God’s provision comes with the very action of creating the “light.” This is God’s grace upon humans. The Creator has everything for us even before our creation. 

Christ is the light for humanity. His coming as the Messiah is the life for us. The night of his birth was designed to bring more bright light into the world. The Magi follows the star in the sky, because Christ is the light…he is the star for us. 

As we enjoy this holiday season, let’s not forget why the twinkling lights on all the Christmas trees is shining; it shines for the Messiah’s arrival. He is the light. He is the life…for US.

 

Merry Christmas

These devotions were written by Jay on every Wednesday.  You can read his weekly devotion in the weekly E-newsletter.  

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