“He who made the Pleiades and Orion,
who turns midnight into dawn
and darkens day into night,
Who calls for the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the land—
the Lord is His Name.” Amos 5:8 (NIV)
“We also have the Prophetic Message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Morning Star rises in your hearts.” 2 Peter 1:19 (NIV)
We were meant for light. You created us to be drawn to light, where life and growth happen. Is it any wonder we groan over the diminishing light of late autumn days that take us ever closer to winter’s chill and darkness? So, it has arrived, Lord. The shortest day of the year, December 21, Winter Solstice, the beginning of Winter. A long dark hallway of months looms before us. We must plough our way through, to get back to living life as we know it, as we like it. Then Your Genius and Sovereignty dawns on us and changes everything!
Others may celebrate Winter Solstice. We celebrate You, the Light of the World entering the darkness of our soul. Others may look at the long road until spring. But we know that the earth is now turning on its axis and heading back to face the sun. Oh, the happy thought and brilliance of Your creative Genius! Each day the sun will rise a bit earlier. Each eve it will set a bit later. Day by day, our side of the world will have more light. And the glory is that we can also turn to You, our Source of Light. Your Word, Your Truths, Your Person brings spring to our soul, bit by bit, as we gaze into Marvelous Light. Light that transforms us. Light, that no season can diminish. Light that cannot be extinguished. Light that has no end!
Tomorrow we will have two more minutes of light, and then two more and two more. And today, we will thrill as we choose to turn toward You, in thought, word, and deed! Light has come into our soul, and we will never be the same, bit by bit, day by day. We were meant for Light!
In Jesus Name Forever
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