Dec 11, 2022    Pastor Matt Haywood

One of my favorite things to do around Christmas time is to look at Christmas lights. I don’t know how many of you ever got to drive out to Yonkers and see the Tripp Family Christmas lights, but it was amazing to see them. You could see the lights as you turned down the road and saw the glow off in the distance.

Once you got there and got out of your car, you were able to walk through tunnels and see all kinds of intricate details that they did with the lights. I have a hard enough time just getting lights around the edge of my roof.

One of the things that always amazes me with these light displays is how to connect the power to all of them!

We have some other types of lights in our area that aren’t Christmas lights that you can see for a few miles away as well. Ever since they expanded Gillman and made it West Fraser, they built some massive processing centers and illuminated it like a tiny city at night. We once could see stars all over the night sky at my house, but now we see what looks like the shekinah glory cloud of the Lord off in the distance.

Light is funny like that. Even the smallest light from a candle can light up a room.

•Light reveals things. 

•Light comforts us when we are afraid. 

•Light helps us find our way. 

•Light is essential to our survival!

Light is one of the themes that John uses throughout his gospel and we are going to take a look at how in his account of the beginnings of Jesus, he shows us that Jesus was born to give light.