The Beauty of His Light

The imagery of light overpowered my time with the Lord this week as I reflected on our weekly meditation verse:

“Because of our God’s merciful compassion, the dawn from on high will visit us to shine on those who live in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Zechariah’s prophecy) Luke 1: 78-79

I got fixated on “the dawn from on high.” It’s such a beautiful image of Christ coming, new and fresh, into the world, bringing the light with him–the light that is him with all it’s infinite power. The light the world was hoping for with expectant breath.

The Extent 

I found myself turning to his dawning light over and over for a multitude of things:

Frustrated with the kids . . . I relaxed in the warmth of his light bathing over me.

Looking for direction on an issue . . . I rested in his light showing me the way of peace.

Irritated at myself for falling short . . . I released it in the light of his mercy and forgiveness.

Thankful for my family, our life, and all the blessings he’s bestowed . . . I opened my eyes to  the light he’s brought to my life.

The Power 

Nothing can hide from the light of Jesus. Nothing can stand up in its presence.The image is so simple and yet so powerful with a never ending flow of applications; just like the life of Jesus. It’s verses like this that confirm for me that the Word is alive and at work.

Your Turn

What does the “dawn from on high” mean to you? Where do you see Jesus’ light penetrating into your life? What dark places do you need exposed?

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Dawn showing the light of Christ that reaches over everything this avent Christmas season.