A little boy who was telling the Christmas story to his mother, as he told of the shepherds & the angel of the Lord & the heavenly glory that shone round about them, said, "The shepherds were very much afraid, but the angel said to them, 'Don't be afraid, shepherds, they are only lighting up."'
Lighting up this world of ours with a new light!
- Bible Teacher (moreillustrations.com)
John 1:9 (NET): "The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world."
"The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity--hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory - because at the Father's will Jesus became poor, and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross." - J I Packer.