In what ways have I attempted to light my own path instead of being guided by the light of Christ? What are the “artificial lights” in my world?
I was thankful to know the Lord in the midst of loss, but I was also angry with God for allowing this to happen. Despite great support in my life, nothing could soothe the ache in my soul.
“This is the verdict: light has come into the world.”
But all they could see was the brutal occupation of a foreign ruling power and they wanted relief. So human. So relatable. Don’t we do the same? While God is calling us to something so beyond earthly systems such as politics and self-help books and “being good,” we wonder why he doesn’t change our circumstances.
Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown, when thou comest to Earth for me; but in Bethlehem’s home was there found no room. For the holy Nativity.