Today’s devotion for today is based on John 1:9, “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.”
Today, we are privileged to see that great light Jesus dawning and shining among us, that ‘true light that gives light to everyone … coming into the world’. As we contemplate and worship the Christmas child and see him as a newborn in a lowly stable, perhaps we may be asking, can it be that he is the light longed for down the ages? The gospel assures us, ‘In him was life, and that life was the light of all humanity. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it’ (John 1:4,5).
As Christmas lights gleam from trees, windows, housetops, and churches, we are reminded that the Word who became flesh and made his dwelling with us, the one and only Son who came from the Father, is here. He triumphed over all the darkness of sin and death so that through him, all should believe and receive the right to become children of God. Today we thank and praise God for Jesus our Savior, Light of the World, full of grace and truth.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Light of the World, Lord Jesus, on this holy day, dispel the world’s darkness and fill our hearts with your true light that cannot be overcome. May we share that light with others again this Christmas as we welcome your coming to live among us. Amen.