Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Number 7 of 7 Musings on Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany


WITHOUT LIGHT, THERE IS NO SEEING. Without seeing, light is unnecessary; kind of like the saying, “the lights are on, but no one’s home.”

If you get up when it’s dark and don’t turn on a light, you risk a stubbed toe. If you turn on a light. but then close your eyes, you probably deserve stubbing your toe!

God turned on the light of the world by sending Jesus to a manger and a cross. Before Jesus came, people stumbled all over the place in the dark looking for the light switch. Some still stumble, refusing to open their eyes to the Light that’s been revealed.

We are called to be the epiphany to the world. God’s bright idea was to make us his holy light bulbs. We are to bring good things to light as we manifest his truth in the world. Are you plugged in and turned on? Are those near you fumbling because their eyes are closed or because there’s not enough light? Clap on – and shine!

Advent runs for four weeks: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, and culminates on Christmas Eve 12/24.
Christmas Day is celebrated on 12/25, however the 12 days of Christmas extend through 1/6
Epiphany, the 12th day, marks the end of the Christmas season.


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