“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.”
Light and dark are part of the interwoven tapestry of advent. We stumble in the dark, groping for a foot and hand hold to keep ourselves from falling off the abyss.
The glory lifts us, illuminates, covers and surrounds us so we can find our path and walk with confidence.
Your light has come, unexpected, shining from the depths of darkness within a manger.