Luke 1:78-79 Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.”
He came as a baby. Took on our humanity, humbled Himself, to be like us.
Born in a stable; in a manger – which we find so profound. That God became human at all, now that’s something. A palace, a stable – there is not much difference compared to heaven.
Wondrous happenings surrounded His birth – Magi travelled far to pay homage, shepherds bowed to worship a babe, angelic hosts and a wandering star shone on His birthplace. Yet the greatest miracle of all was God becoming flesh.
The Morning Light of Heaven broke upon us.
Angels proclaimed their message. Then vanished. The star which hung over the place where He lay has long since disappeared from our skies.
But the Morning Light of Heaven continues to shine. In our hearts. In our world.
The light of Jesus shines. Shines in the darkness. Shines in the shadow of death. Shines over nations. Shines over kings. Shines over the lowly. Shines over the weak.
Shines over you.
Oh, to have seen the beauty of the star that appeared in the heavens, or the glory of all the angelic hosts singing glory to God.
Yet the Light I still see, is greatest of all.
O, come, let us adore Him.
Christ the Lord.