It has been days since we have seen the sun here in Florida, but today, it is shining bright. A few days of darkness, wind, and cold temperatures make you appreciate the light and the warmth of its glow. I now understand why we celebrate Christmas during the winter rather than during the biblical feasts, which is likely when Jesus was born. The lights and sparkle of the ornaments give us something happy to look at while winter storms pull the gray curtain over the sun. It also makes sense that many people come to know Jesus during some of the darkest moments of their life. The clouds of tragedy and pain make you realize that there must be more to this life than the average day-to-day living. Jesus brings the purest light because he is the light, so if you are like me and start celebrating Jesus by decorating for his birthday before Thanksgiving, you are not wrong! To the saved, Jesus is Christmas, and we should celebrate him every day.
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 1:4-5