For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.2 Corinthians 4:6
With the nights drawing in, all the cars on the roads have their headlights on from about 3pm these days. When a car comes down our close, even with the curtains shut, you can see the light move around on the walls of the sitting room. Somehow, even though it only travels in straight lines, light gets everywhere! Even with our eyes screwed tight shut, if we turn to face the sun, our vision goes a dim red through our eyelids.
This advent, as we celebrate the Light of the World coming to the people walking in darkness, we remember that in the sermon on the mount, Jesus also conferred that title on His followers. He intends for His light to get into every nook and cranny of the earth, and some of those nooks and crannies are ours to shine into.
The coming Advent season is one of anticipation and celebration, but also one of outreach. Let’s ask God to shine His light to others through us.