O God, our Maker and Redeemer, Your wonderfully created us and in the incarnation of Your Son yet more wondrously restored our human nature. Grant that we may ever be alive in Him who made Himself to be like us;
Jesus was born on a "Silent Night, a Holy Night" He came to a people who walked in darkness. He came as a light to eliminate the darkness.
There is darkness. It is the darkness of the world - caused by sin. "If we say that we have fellowship him and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not have the truth. But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin".1 John 1:6-7
Jesus has come to be the light of the world - The prophet reminds us; "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shines." – Isaiah 9:2
Christ has removed the darkness of sin. As He spoke the universe into existence with His Word saying "Let there be light" so He came into this world to shine His light upon a dark and sinful world to take away our sin and misery.
He is the eternal light and has come to rescue and save. He does not overlook your sin. He eliminates it. He has entered time and space to be your substitute. He takes unto Himself all of the world's misery. He will carry it to the cross where He will suffer, die and rise again to be victorious. The miracle of Christmas is that God has made it clear that He is in the business of redeeming and saving His people. As light eliminates the darkness so the coming of Christ bring the dawn of a new day; full of light and life. Upon us the light of Christ has shown brightly eliminating all darkness.
As the Lord began the world's creation by producing light on the first day He has shined brightly on this earth once again by sending us His Son. In glory there is no need of sun, moon or stars for Christ will be the eternal light that lights up the entire city. As He draws us toward His light once more in this Advent/Christmas season may the brightness of Christ burn in your hearts ever more until we are each ushered into His glory.