'The people that walked in darkness, have seen a great light. On those who lived in a land as dark as death, a light has dawned.' ~Isaiah 9:1
Today is a hugely significant day. It's a day that has fascinated people for thousands of years. Before science gave us proper explanations on the way our planet tilts and changes its axis with the seasons, people feared the dark days of winter and that the world was going to end. But as time evolved people began to understand that today marked a turning point. Darkness would loose its firm grip to give way to increasing light. Today has also huge spiritual significance. Every single one of us has our dark corners. On our own such darkness could overwhelm us. We need support, love, companionship, friendship, hope and light to guide us on our daily journey. At Christmas we mark the birth of Jesus who was the greatest and inspiring light. Christmas can be summed up in many ways but the invitation is to invite Jesus into our own struggles and darkness. Today Dec 21st reminds us that in the depths of darkness there is great hope. Christmas is a celebration of this hope. Without it we have absolutely nothing.