The winter solstice (around Christmas time) is the darkest day of the year. More hours of darkness than any other time of the year. It was at this time that the Light of the world showed up for all of us to save us. At this time in the world, great darkness has risen again. What are the righteous to do? Put their faith in the light of the world who always shows up right on time.
Here is a Psalm that lays out some of the hope we have before us:
If you read your Bibles you will see this particular Psalm is far from a "one off." The Word of the Lord is absolutely overflowing with similar promises. The future of the wicked is absolute destruction. The future of the righteous is grace, peace, confidence and quietness forever:
16The Lord’s justice will dwell in the desert,
his righteousness live in the fertile field.
17The fruit of that righteousness will be peace;
its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
18My people will live in peaceful dwelling places,
in secure homes,
in undisturbed places of rest.
19Though hail flattens the forest
and the city is leveled completely,
20how blessed you will be,
sowing your seed by every stream,
and letting your cattle and donkeys range free.
Merry Christmas everyone. Put all your hope and faith in the Lord. Anyone who does this will not be disappointed.
grace and peace