Light played a critical role in the account of two Christmas-related stories, particularly involving “outsiders” (they were not religious leaders or even devoted Jews):
-An angel appeared to shepherds and the glory of the Lord “shone” around them. The primary description we have of this angel involves light – so bright that they were afraid.
-Magi “from the east” followed a light in the sky that moved along with them until the light settled on the place where Jesus was.
-In both stories we see an answer to the question: “How will you respond to the light?”