"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." C.S. Lewis
Christ is the true Light of God. He not only shines with the eternal brilliance of the Divine Son of God, but he also shines that light into the world.
Francis Schaeffer, the great Christian apologist spoke of "the God who is there". He pointed to the testimony of God in the Arts, Sciences and Philosophy and the world of Religions. But the true Light of God shines with a clarity and force present nowhere else more brightly and strongly than in the person of Christ.
Christ is the Light of the World. He is the outshining of all that God is. And just as light is visible, so the Christmas story which is the foundation of the Christian gospel tells of that true Light coming into the world. This was no mere laser light beamed from outside the world, but the very light of God coming into the world. This Light illuminates all things. We not only see the light as we see the sun, but by that light we are able to see everything else as it truly is.
Like a beacon signalling from the cradle the infant Christ shone from the beginning of his life. He shone in his adulthood as he was revealed to Israel. He shone the light of God's love from the cross and triumphed in the glorious light of his resurrection.
That same light shines today into the lives of all who will acknowledge him. Faith is not about mere opinion it is about truth and fact. Christ has come, giving ample evidence of his person and identity. He did not beam from afar, but came himself as the light to lighten the darkness in human hearts and society.
Following that light means you live in the light - every part of your life is light up with hope, confidence and strength.
Happy Christmas to all KT friends and family!