In the beginning God created the cosmos by speaking light into being, shoving aside the darkness and chaos to create light and beauty in its place. When the people fell into darkness, the prophets proclaimed to them that God would bring light to all who walk in darkness. At Christmas we celebrate the fulfillment of this promise—the birth of Jesus, the light of the world
Our scriptures call us to imitate Jesus, to reflect Christ’s light into the darkness, to carry Christ’s light with us into the shadows, to let our light shine. So in his first letter the Apostle Paul called a small group of new Christians to be “children of the light.”
Two Thousand years later, Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians offers powerful guidance for us today as we seek to be people of the light.