Advent: A time to reflect on darkness and light.
Hope yet shines through the despair.
Jesus Christ, fully God, yet fully man, comes to Earth, clothed as a baby.
So much mystery and contradiction.
The Messiah, the chosen 1,
Born of a virgin in a lowly stable
Yet the Saviour of the world.
I love to light our Advent candle, remembering the truth that the light shines in the darkness but the darkness has not overcome it.
So for me, it resonates with the truth that whilst I may be battling depression, the Light of the World is my Living Hope. I will not be afraid. The Light has overcome the darkness. VICTORY ETERNAL- no more suffering, no more tears. Jesus wipes them away and holds me and says “It will all be ok. This pain will end.
Joy, the antidote to fear is brightening my world.
Here’s the link to Five Minute Friday whose word prompt today was Darkness.
6 thoughts on “The Light Shines in the Darkness…”
This is beautiful. Happy to be your neighbor today.
Thank you for sharing your testimony and, in so doing, reminding others who are struggling that we have a Living Hope, the Light of the World. Blessings. Visiting from FMF.
This is a beautiful post, Anita! It really captures the hope of Christmas – that light shines in the darkness and hope triumphs over despair.
Thank you. God’s really speaking to me through this imagery this year. Lots of lighting of candles around the house as a reminder!
Sometimes my mind makes real weird swerves,
and I got myself a-thinking;
did Jesus ever get on Mary’s nerves
and buy Himself a spanking?
I know we’re s’posed to see Him
as a sweet and holy Child,
but did He have an impish grin
that said, “I’m running wild”?
I’d like to think that maybe
He blew spitwads at the Pharisees
and blew up their solemnity
by mischievous degrees.
I’d love to have our Saviour be
something of a kid like me.
Honest and true. From someone else that struggles and is always praying for you, thank you it is good to know your not alone