By Elizabeth Prata
Glory Light shepherds, star wise men, then the light
The LORD in His wisdom sent John the Baptist as forerunner to Jesus. John shone the light of truth onto the coming LIGHT.
He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. (John 5:35).
Jesus is born in a manger, borrowed, no place to call His own or lay His head. The heavenly host came to proclaim the Good News, in light-
In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12“This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” (Luke 2:8-14).
The Wise Men were guided by a light of a ‘star’ to visit the boy child and worship Him.
“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” (Matthew 2:2).
Simeon was blessed to see and hold the Consolation of Israel, a consolation Simeon also called the Light-
“Now, Lord, You are letting Your bond-servant depart in peace,
According to Your word;
For my eyes have seen Your salvation,
Which You have prepared in the presence of all the peoples:
A light for revelation for the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.” (Luke 2:29-32).
Jesus has come! He is the LIGHT!
Jesus Is the Light of the World
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; the one who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” (John 8:12)
Jesus was heralded with light, He is the Light. He gives light of revelation to the Gentiles, lighting our path via scripture illuminated by the Spirit, toward bright holiness as believers. I hope this Christmas season you see Jesus as light, glory, purity, brightness, and our marvelous future.
And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illuminate them; and they will reign forever and ever. (Revelation 22:5)