A quick drive around town and it’s obvious that Christmas is near.  We don’t need snow to know it’s that season.  All we need to do is look at the lights.  Normally this is a dreary, dismal time of year weather wise.  However, when people start putting lights up on their eaves, spotlights on the front of the houses and bright lights in their windows, the world seems so much happier and inviting.

    In Luke chapter 2 we are told the account of the angels appearing to the shepherds.  In verse 9 it says, “And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.”  The Greek word used for glory can also be translated as a “dazzling lustre”.  I can only imagine how the sky must have looked.  God’s glory in a dazzling lustre shining all around and lighting up the entire night sky.

    The Christmas lights we set up are barely a shadow of how that must have looked.  However, when we do see them, they remind us how Jesus came over 2000 years ago, and when He did, the heavens shone.

Published by Ray Richards