Sunday, December 7, 2014

Bread for the Journey - 2nd Advent

Light in the Darkness

A Light in the Darkness
Second Advent

Matthew 4:16
 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and 
shadow of death, light has dawned.

2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

When we walk in the darkness of night our eyes gradually adjust 
and we see enough of what is around us to walk in reasonable safety.
However when a light shines, the darkness is revealed and our eyes look to the light.
So it is now during Advent.  
We have adjusted to the darkness of the world around us and think that we know where we are 
and where we are going. 

However, the birth of Christ illuminates our souls and turns our hearts to focus on Him
and the path He calls us to walk.

During this season of Advent - ask God to shine His Light on the areas
of your heart where darkness prevails.
Ask Him to reveal to you relationships that need mending,
To show you things that you can do to bless others .
And to make your life be a reflection of His Light.


  1. His light is our hope when life's circumstances have tried to take us down. This darkness can not stand to His light, circumstances can look hopeless but when we choose to set our gaze on Him, Light floods in. No matter what ugly is happening in the world, we are not of this world, He sets us apart because His Spirit resides in us. So thankful.

  2. Thank you for your insight Pam - this is so true when we allow His light in our lives.