In preparation for celebrating the birth of the Savior, it is proper for us to reflect on what not only Christmas means, but who Christmas is:

Christmas is Life, Christmas is Light, Christmas is Just, Christmas is Jesus.

This brings us to John’s assertion as he started recording his perspective of the Gospel: “The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed Hi glory, the glory of the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1.14 HCSB)

Hymn writer Philip P. Bliss captured the sentiment of the Christmas birth in a hymn that is not considered a Christmas song at all:

The whole world was lost in the darkness of sin,
The Light of the world is Jesus!
Like sunshine at noonday, His glory shone in.
The Light of the world is Jesus!

Come to the light, ’tis shining for thee;
Sweetly the light has dawned upon me.
Once I was blind, but now I can see:
The Light of the world is Jesus!

No darkness have we who in Jesus abide;
The Light of the world is Jesus!
We walk in the light when we follow our Guide!
The Light of the world is Jesus!

Come to the light, ’tis shining for thee;
Sweetly the light has dawned upon me.
Once I was blind, but now I can see:
The Light of the world is Jesus!

Ye dwellers in darkness with sin blinded eyes,
The Light of the world is Jesus!
Go, wash, at His bidding, and light will arise.
The Light of the world is Jesus!

Come to the light, ’tis shining for thee;
Sweetly the light has dawned upon me.
Once I was blind, but now I can see:
The Light of the world is Jesus!

No need of the sunlight in heaven we’re told;
The Light of the world is Jesus!
The Lamb is the Light in the city of gold,
The Light of the world is Jesus!

Come to the light, ’tis shining for thee;
Sweetly the light has dawned upon me.
Once I was blind, but now I can see:
The Light of the world is Jesus! (The Ames Hymn Collection)

This Christmas may the Light who is the Life who is Jesus be Yours.

 

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