Sunday, December 25, 2005

The Light of the World

John 1:1-5, 9-14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came to be through him, but the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, but his own people did not accept him. But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name, who were born not by natural generation nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision but of God. And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.

What a truly great gift we have been given. First we were given the "Word," to accompany us on our journey. Then we were given the Word made Flesh, so that all may come to light. For far longer than we can recall God has given us so much of himself, through his Word, and then through his only Son. Today we are celebrating the greatest Treasure given to us, the Birth of our Savior. His light is the brightest star known to man. His light has been shinning for the past 2,ooo years and he continually shines his glorious light upon us all. This is one light that we all should be basking in the warmth of, for this light will not burn, nor parch us. If anything he quenches our thirst. Unfortunately the darkness in some people will reject the light.
I was recalling a few words that reminded me about something special about today. Those words happen to be "What shall I offer, O Lord." God has given us a great gift, but what do we offer him in return. For me I offer him my undying Love, my pledge of obedience, my loyalty, and complete abandonment to his Holy Will.
What have you offered our Lord? After all he has given us so much. What I have offered is so very small in comparison to what he gives us, which is life.
God Bless

Wishing you all a Blessed and Holy Christmas

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