“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”” John 8:12
It’s just so dark.
It’s 7 am.
I live relatively close to the Arctic circle, where day length is dramatically affected by the earth’s tilt this time of year. During the winter solstice, my whole environment is leaning away from the sun.
I go to work in the dark.
I come home in the dark.
(Did I mention that it’s dark?)
Which makes me doubly glad for the promise of Christmas!
‘Love has come, a light in the darkness…’ says an old carol.
Love has come.
A light in the darkness.
At just the right time, during the darkest part of earth’s journey around the sun, a Light.
So I don’t stub my toes in things I can’t see. So I don’t run into deer in my way to work. So I’m not feeling alone and vulnerable.
Immanuel. God with us.
A Light to illumine the path, comfort us on the journey, provide clarity and a strong grip on reality.
Because it’s just so dark out there.
Rely on the Light of the world with me?
Father, how grateful we are that You sent Your Son in the darkest days to remind us that we needn’t walk in darkness when we have You. Amen.