Focus on Christ

Day 1 of 6 • This day’s reading

Devotional

A light in the darkness


Light is liberating and life-giving, having capacity to dispel darkness at a speed of 186,282 miles per second. Joy to the world, the light has come. His name is Jesus and he makes all the difference. His advent means that we, who are blinded by sin, are able to see clearly. He is the pathway to God and to finding meaning in life, and we no longer have to grope around in the darkness. “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” (John 1:4) 


Liberty and healing


The light of Jesus brings not only liberty from the slavery of sin and its pull to do destructive things, but also, in dispelling guilt and shame, it enables us to do the things that honor God and bless our communities. 


The entrance of his light into the world heals our brokenness, providing wholeness and joy, the strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. What an act of love.


Imagine life without light. 


Jesus came that we might have life in all its fullness. Light that shines from within and affects without. This Christmas, receive and enjoy the best gift ever – the gift of his life – light given freely. 


A reflection from Rev Celia Apeagyei-Collins, a Tearfund ambassador. She is the founder of the Rehoboth Foundation and also runs a mentoring network for leaders passionate about community transformation.