The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Isaiah 9:2 KJV
The prophet Isaiah prophesied that a great light would come into the world to bring illumination to those who walked in darkness. This great light is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ. His first coming fulfilled this prophecy (Matt. 4:1-16; John 1:9). Jesus was born to save mankind from their sins: “to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:79). Jesus is the reason for the holiday season!
During the holiday season, the inside of homes and their front yards are aglow with displays of Christmas lights during celebrations of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Why? It’s all because of Jesus! John the Baptist said of Jesus that, “[h]e (John) was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world (John 1:8,-9). Furthermore, Jesus also said that, “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness (John 12:46).
Whenever Christ comes, the light comes, for He is light. Every string of Christmas lights should remind us that Jesus left heaven for earth to save us from our sins saying, “I come to do thy will, O God” (Heb. 10:9). Christmas lights are emblematical of God’s great purpose for man as “manifested by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Tim. 1:10). Moreover, Jesus said, ““I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). Christmas lights are about the Light. Let Christmas lights shine bright because Jesus is the light of the world. Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy Kwanzaa and happy holy days!