His light shines in darkness

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“All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1: 3-5)

God the Father carried out His creative works through the activity of the Son … Jesus as the “light” brings to this dark world true knowledge, moral purity, and the light that shows the very presence of God. (ESV Study Bible notes, John 1)

Yet:

Christ is still not understood.  Jesus is still not known. How should darkness understand light? It opposes light. It has to flee before light, but it does not, it cannot understand light. O God, work a miracle in our dark hearts, and fill them with the light of Christ! (C.H. Spurgeon’s Verse Expositions of the Bible)

To each of my dear friends — and to those of you who live far away, who I wish I knew — Merry Christmas! May the light of Christ shine in, and fill, and overflow from our hearts this Christmas day. I pray that, in the year to come, the light of the very presence of God would work in each of us miracles of understanding and faith, obedience and repentance, worship and joy. O Father, shine the light of Christ in our dark hearts!

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About Jill

I'm a wife, mom to three beautiful children, and currently work at two jobs for which I'm very grateful -- part-time at my kids' school, and as children's ministry director at Redeemer PCA in Athens, GA, a place our family treasures as our church home. It's been thirty years since the Lord saved me, and to this day I'm astounded at His steadfast love shed upon unfaithful me. My hope would be that I might speak and write in ways God would use to soften hearts toward Him, that we would together be enamored by the glorious beauty of Jesus and awakened to His love unimagined. Thanks so much for reading!
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