Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:78-79.
The effect and influence of light is instant, penetrating and permanent. Darkness is man’s greatest enemy, light is the cure for every effect of darkness. Christ was born to bring light to the world, a permanent end to darkness is he. Unlike the bulbs that have an on and off button, the light of Christ comes on once and for all. The light comes on for specific purposes, it’s not for general application. The light at the beginning was for creation and recreation. The light of Christ is for the lives of men; a saviour is born.
“And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not:for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:9-11.
Darkness was the norm before Christ, light has come to become the norm. The light of Christ brings salvation to the world, it does not blink, it shines on. The Light of Christ gives meaning to living, it’s a shining light. One of the proofs of receiving the light is great joy.
The good news of the light of Christ releases joy to the world. This kind of joy is palpable and permanent. It’s the joy of salvation, an experience of the light of Christ. The light of Christ sets men free from darkness and releases joy without measure. There is joy in the city, happiness is not synonymous with joy. The birth of Christ in you has the same effect and influence; joy unspeakable full of glory. The light shines on!
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.”Isaiah 60:1-2.
Thank you father for the light that make the lives of men bright and shining. The birth of Christ marks the birth of great joy in the world by the light of salvation. The same light has overcome darkness for a shining life in Jesus name.