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Silent Night

Twenty-fourth Day of Advent, 2013

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. (John 1:4-5, 3:19)

Christmas LightsCommunities all over the world exhibit wondrous displays of lights during the Christmas season. People travel for miles to view the spectacular, colorful, often animated presentations. Even our small community has a Christmas decoration competition each year.

Have you ever thought about what the lights represent? The stars…The Star that shone for Jesus and led the Magi to His birth place in Bethlehem comes to mind. Or perhaps the bright light the shepherds saw just before the angel appear to announce Jesus’ advent could be the image being portrayed.  Or is itthe multitude of angels as they joined the first in a splendid array of dazzling light and song?

Still, there’s another light mentioned…

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See you in a twinkling,

Brenda K. Hendricks

Christmas Lights

Advent 2012

Day 5

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. (Isaiah 9:2 NIV)

Children from three to ninety-three gaze at the awesome displays of festive Christmas lights that illuminate practically every street. What is it about Christmas lights that enchant us so? Could it be that they commemorate the sighting of the angels by the shepherds on the hillside the night Jesus was born? Or the star that led the wise men from the Far East to the King of kings? Does it really matter what they represent? Christmas lights add gaiety to the season and bring pleasure to many people who otherwise find little pleasure in it. Read More.