Jesus said, “I am the Light of the World. If you follow me,
you won’t have to walk in darkness,
because you will have the light that leads to life.”
“We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows. Like the blind groping along the wall, feeling our way like people without eyes. At midday we stumble as if it were twilight; among the strong, we are like the dead.” (Isaiah 59:9-10)
It’s hard walking around in the dark, we can easily lose our way.
While we were stumbling around in the dark, The Light of the World entered in! It was on a silent and holy night. “Silent Night, Holy Night,” this hymn strikes memories from way back and into more recent days. Candlelight always accompanies this song during the Christmas Eve church service. Our flickers are lit from the “Christ Candle” at the front of the sanctuary and we pass the flame to each other. We kneel our hearts and raise all of our flickers high on the last stanza singing ~
“Son of God, love’s pure Light. Radiant beams from thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace. Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born.”
Redeeming grace was born. The flickering light we hold, holds promise of His Light that shines into our darkest darkness and makes us whole. It sheds light from here all the way to eternity and can never be snuffed out.
Do you hold a flicker? Lean in and light your candle. The one born for you and me wants to pass His flame to each of us. His name is Holy, holy, holy.
Holy, holy, holy, He makes us whole. Raise your flame and sing to the Savior!