Have you ever tried to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night with no light on? A couple of mornings each week, I have to get up earlier than usual for a meeting. In the winter, that means getting up before the sun does. My wife, on the other hand, does not need to get up as early as I do. Being the good husband that I am, I don’t turn on a light, and I try to be quiet and careful not to wake her.
One morning as I tried to leave the dark bedroom for my early morning meeting, my big toe collided with the edge of our big dresser— hard. Has this ever happened to you? By some miracle, I was able to cry quietly with tears in my eyes and successfully limp out of the room without waking my wife. I sure could have used
a light in that dark room.
Even more importantly, we need a light in the dark culture in which we live. Thankfully, we have that in Jesus. We should be encouraged. The light of Christ will always break through our sin-filled world. Jesus is the light that Isaiah promised us centuries before His birth.