Last night, we witnessed the Star of Bethlehem, that many astronomers say hasn't been seen in nearly 800 years. The aligning of Saturn and Jupiter created a heavenly phenomenon that shown in the night sky. On the darkest day of the year, this light lit up the sky. Christmas is all about the light. The light of Jesus coming into our darkened world.
Regardless of the pandemic we are experiencing or the political turmoil we are witnessing, Jesus is still the Light. If there is ever a day that we need Christ, it is today. With all the uncertainty we feel, or the angst that we are accosted with, there is hope. When all seems dark, the Light shines its brightest.
This Christmas week, I encourage you to embrace Him. He was the first Christmas gift that was given to you and me. For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son; That whoever would believe in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) God has given you this great gift, I encourage you to accept it. Make Jesus your Savior!
Twenty centuries ago, in a manger lay
A special child of whom the prophet’s say
Would be the one that would bring light to all mankind
That if we would look, in Him we would surely find
Our hearts prepared, our eyes to see
The one who would come to die for you and me
His start was such a humble beginning
He would come into a world that was full of sinning
The spotless lamb who was born in a stable
This is truth, the Word, not just a fable
In a place no king should ever begin
Yet it seemed, there was no room in the inn
In a field that was not too far away
The Shepherds kept their watch after a long day
The angels appeared and a bright light around them shone
They were told where to find the baby and then told them to go
As they came to the place of His miraculous birth
There they found a child that was of such great worth
There With His loving parents, the Christ child lay
It was at that glorious time, the first Christmas day
The gift that was wrapped there in His swaddling clothes
The shepherds did bow for, in Him, now they would know
That the Savior had come, into the world He was born
A time to rejoice and no longer to mourn
For the angels had declared good tidings of great joy
Because in a manger laid, the God who’d come as a little boy
The incarnation, here was God who came in the flesh
The little Christ child had come to give mankind rest
Rest from the toil, and the weight of their sin
Now, He had come to make His home among them
So hard to understand why God would come down to us
But to redeem mankind, this birth was a must
For God could not save unless first He endured
and to overcome the temptations by which we’ve been lured
He had left Heaven and come to earth, so darkness He might fight
All of Satan’s powers, so that we would have the light
As the prophets of long generations ago have said
One would come who would certainly rise from the dead
Arise Shine for Your Light Has Come
For now, the world beholds, Christ, God’s Son
This Light of Christmas into our hearts does shine
Look to Him this Season and Him you will surely find
The babe in a manger, who would die for our sins
Look up, for one day soon, He will come again.
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Danny and his wife, Sonya, have been lead pastors at Rogers First Assembly in Rogers, Arkansas since 2008.