Some years ago, I saw a Christmas card of a very unusual design. It depicted the star of Bethlehem, shining bright. And the shadow this star cast on the ground had the shape of… a cross.
Quite a prophetic expression and a unique evocation of the meaning of the Nativity. More than once, I searched the web in vain to find back this illustration.But the message has remained with me…
From the darkness of the Christmas night in Bethlehem to the darkness of Golgotha, a LIGHT has shone – the very one which has led the prophet Isaiah to say:
“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light.” (Is.9:2)
And of the coming of Jesus in our world, the apostle John said with conviction:
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (Jn.1:5)
The light of him who could say:
“I am the Light of the world; whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (Jn.8:12)
“The light of life” this is the gift of Christmas offered to us by God himself.
A unique gift, the one we can’t do without!
Note: Another reflection is available on a different theme in French at: https://image-i-nations.com/noel-annee-c/
Source: Image: youtube