Isaiah 9: 2, 6, 7
The people who walked in darkness
In the Christmas carol, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”, there is a line asking Jesus to “cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today.” Isaiah reminds us that Jesus, the Light of the World, comes to us and can destroy the darkness in us. Jesus really does knock on the door of our hearts, asking to come in and transform our lives so that we become more like Jesus.
Can you sing those lines from “O little Town of Bethlehem” this Christmas and really open the door of your heart to Jesus? Are there “rooms” in your life that need Jesus’s light and love to enter, in order to banish the darkness there?
May the same Lord Jesus Christ who came to Bethlehem 2000 years ago find room in our hearts and celebrations tomorrow, not just in a small corner on the side but as the highest Lord of honour and our close friend. Amen.
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