" ...the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth."
1 John 2:8
1 John 2:8
Today is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.
This means that today is the shortest and darkest day of the whole year.
It is beautiful to me that the time when the world is as dark, cold and barren as it will be for the rest of the year we are preparing to celebrate the birth of the child who is the "light and life of the world."
Starting tomorrow we can start looking forward to ever increasing days of light
and decreasing nights of darkness.
We can look forward to the promise of spring
and new life for every creature on the earth.
I hope that as you turn on the Christmas lights on your house, light your Christmas tree, or read in front of a fire that you will remember that even though today life may seem dark, barren and cold that the birth of Christ and His glorious promise of light and life lay just around the corner.
For The Light has conquered the darkness.
Wishing you a happy Winter Solstice, a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and every other celebration of light held this time of year!