This Christmas season, ponder with me this greatest of all mysteries. God chose to enter our darkness so that we could enter into His light. I pray the words from this old hymn, penned by John Morison in the 18th century, will help.
The people that in darkness sat
A glorious light have seen;
The light has shined on them who long
In shades of death have been.
For unto us a child is born,
To us a son is given,
And on His shoulder ever rests
All power on earth and heaven.
His name shall be the Prince of Peace
For evermore adored,
The Wonderful, the Counselor,
The great and mighty Lord.
His righteous government and power
Shall over all extend;
On judgment and on justice based,
His reign shall have no end.
Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!