dance in the light
All year long I eagerly await the nights where the darkness is overpowered by the glistening of light. When the cold, vacant, forbidding streets are graced by the presence of the soft and consoling twinkles. One moment there is darkness and the next there is joy and peace beaming from all around.
While I dream of having Christmas lights dazzle and dance all year long, I believe there is extreme significance and meaning in the window of time they are displayed.
Because in this season we celebrate a gift that can’t be beat, one that can’t be fully understood, and one that is offered to everyone. It is one that changes lives and transforms hearts.
Isaiah tells us of this mighty gift. “For unto us a child is born…And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
With the darkness surrounding and the silence of the world bellowing, He was born. Our Counselor. Our God. Our Father. Our Peace.
And with this gift came light. A bright star that shone in the darkness.
A light that changed the hearts of those who recognized it and bowed down before the King.
In the tiniest and most gentle of ways, our Father sent us the greatest gift of all. As an outpouring of His everlasting love, He sent His Son to offer us unending joy and peace. Peace that can overpower the most daunting of situations and put our heart to rest. Joy that can make every moment one to remember and cherish. Comfort that comes from the Counselor that knows our every thought and still embraces us in His arms.
The darkness may prowl on the weak and desire to capture the hearts of everyone. It still weaves its way into the minds of those who will let it causing our world to fall further and further away from the truth.
But no longer does it reign. No longer does it hold the power over our hearts and minds. No longer does it dominate the night.
With the ray of light that burst into the night proclaiming the birth of our Savior, the darkness was forever broken.
Light, truth, goodness, grace, mercy, and love beamed that night. The night sky was lit up with the astounding truth of how much we are loved and how good He is. It was with that light that everything was changed.
While the darkness may not be gone, we have hope in the truth that the light is stronger. That it will overpower and shine brighter. That it will prevail.
It is in this season that our nights are filled with beams of soft and majestic light. When the night sky should be void, a light shines. One that glistens and gleams in the most gentle of ways. One that puts a heart at ease, brings a smile to a face, and quiets a soul. With one look at them, peace, comfort, and joy flood the heart. While darkness may still surround, it is with these lights that we may see clearly and be filled with His Spirit.
Just as His light shines even in the darkest of places, we must let these lights shine and illuminate the truth of what we celebrate.
Because thousands of years ago, in a stable, our Savior was born. Our Savior who came to love. To serve. And to enter our hearts.
And so Maliyah, this season, let’s dance in the light, remark at its beauty, and let the light shine and fill your Spirit with the gift you have been offered. The gift of a Savior. The gift of everlasting peace, joy, love, and comfort. No gift will ever be greater.
All my love,