Out of the Cold Struggle of Darkness Came His Light

He came to bring Light into our darkness.

by Nan Jones

Night had fallen — in the hearts of men, across the face of the earth.

Out of the cold struggle of darkness came a warm and radiant Light. The embodiment of Almighty God. Immanuel. God with us.

In Response to the Darkness, God Sent His Light

There in a rough-hewn feeding trough, cushioned with hay, blanketed in love, lay the Christ child – the Light of the world.

How can this tiny baby boy be the Light in our darkness?
How can this tiny baby boy be the Light in our darkness?

The Light of the world …

How can it be?

How can this tiny baby boy be the Light in our darkness?

How will His soft cherub face grow to be the face of righteousness for all of mankind?

How could anyone possibly believe He was the Son of God? Could He really set men free from their chains of bondage? Could He forgive them of all their sins and give them a new beginning, a new life filled with restoration and healing?

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I believe those who recognized Immanuel that holy night were those who were searching for Him – searching for Truth. They wanted to know God, know Him intimately, personally. They wanted to walk with Him and talk with Him. Every day. All day.

That’s how they recognized the Christ child.

That’s how we recognize Him also.

When We Search for Him in Our Darkness, We Will Find Him

The Lord reveals Himself to those who seek after Him, those who storm heaven with difficult and sometimes obnoxious questions. Our questions honor God because our questions remove all forms of religiosity. Our questions make God a personal God, yet our questions recognize His authority over all the earth.

He calls to us in our darkness, beckoning us to come.
He calls to us in our darkness, beckoning us to come.

Christmas has become something it’s not. It’s not chaotic. It’s not commercial. Blingy. Loud. The true spirit of Christmas is still. Quiet. Holy.

The soft cherub face lying on a bed of hay reflected His Father’s love in all its glory. His eyes drew others in as they marveled at the miracle within the rustic manger.

His eyes still beckon us to come. To know Him. To worship and adore Him. 

It’s easy to adore a child.
It’s important and life-sustaining to worship our King.

Oh come let us adore Him.

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Nan Jones

Nan Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist fellow Christians in discovering the Presence of God in their darkest hour. She has been published in several anthologies as well as the online inspirational sites Christian Devotions, and Inspire a Fire where she is a monthly contributor. She is also a monthly contributor to PW Connections, a blog and forum to encourage pastors' wives. Nan has had the honor of being featured as a guest blogger on several sites. She is thrilled to announce her debut book, The Perils of a Pastor's Wife released June 30, 2015 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. This memoir was a 2016 Selah finalist. When Nan isn't writing, she enjoys leading prayer retreats, bible studies or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special events. She is becoming known by her brand: "Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord" as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to find God's Presence. You may visit Nan at her website: www.NanJones.com. Nan has also created a facebook community page, Seeing Beyond The Veil, to provide a place for folks to go and get away from the chaos for a few moments and focus on Jesus through scripture, worship, testimony, and inspirational quotes. For personal communication you may email Nan at nan@nanjones.com The Perils of a Pastor's Wife is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and LPC Bookstore

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