Saturday, December 24, 2011

Choose Your Words Carefully

Christmas Eve is here and with all the hectic pressure and running around to finish, here are a few thoughts on how it began.

“God spoke: “Light!” and light appeared. God saw that light was good and separated light from dark. God named the light Day, he named the dark, Night. It was evening, it was morning. – Day One.”*

God’s first recorded known words brought light into the darkness. Out of all the possible things he could say, “Hello,” “I love you,” “Get Ready,” – He chose to say, “Light.” His first move toward his creation was to bring in the warmth of light.

Time passed and the world found itself deeper in darkness. Gods’ voice was silent until he introduced his son to the world. The fear of abandonment was replaced with a crying baby wrapped in a manger. He gave no words of comfort for his absence nor did he say, “I missed you.”

When Jesus spoke o f himself he said, “I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.”*

If Jesus is the light, then maybe just maybe God knew what he was doing. What if with one word he said everything he wanted to say. Perhaps God did say, “Hello,” “I love you,” and “Get Ready" in the beginning. When he spoke "Light" he spoke the name of Jesus, and his light destroys all darkness, and brings about every type of hope.

*The Message Translation

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