Daily Devotion: The Spirit of Christmas

The very glory of The LORD filled the heavens as He sent His angel to announce His coming Son.  The darkness of that night, suddenly shattered by the light of promise.  The Light that was sent to forever destroy the darkness.img_1490

The Spirit Of Promise

“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.” (Luke 2:8-9)

My how things have changed! Nowadays birth announcements come in many ways. More often than not, they are pre-birth announcements and the parents often go to great lengths to make the announcement as exciting as possible. One thing is for sure, no amount of expense or extreme presentation can come close to the announcement of the birth of Jesus. The very glory of God filled the heavens as He sent His angels to announce His coming Son.

I was listening to a message on the book of John and the speaker talked about Jesus’ proclamation that He is the Light of the World. The speaker made the point that light is not the opposite of darkness, light is the enemy of darkness.

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

When Jesus, the Light of the World, came and lived among us He destroyed the power of sin and death, He destroyed the darkness for all who walk in His light.