Fresh Hope – Day 7

Last night I fell over in the bedroom. I got up to go to the bathroom and I misjudged where things were and tripped. Fortunately, I managed to break my fall and didn’t come off too badly, that is, apart from Gillian waking up and wanting to know what on earth all the commotion was. I laughed…


There was just one reason why it happened; it was dark.


Things that are so obviously clear in the light are not so in the dark. We are left fumbling and feeling our way around, many times without knowing where we are and what we are doing.


As we approach this Christmas time, I wander if my nighttime tumble helps us to appreciate the necessity of light.


For a number of years I had no idea where I was going or what I was doing.


Then came that amazing day when the light was switched on… I could see.


The reason as to why I had been born started to become clear, not immediately, but I knew that I was no longer here by chance, but by design.


I was not just here to take up space on the planet but I had a very clear purpose.


Like a glass of cloudy water, the longer it stays still, the quicker it becomes clear. Be still.


Have you been wondering lately as to why your life seems to be lived out like a person in a dark room, looking for a black cat that doesn’t exist?


The celebration of Christmas is really found in this verse in the Bible, Isaiah 9:2 “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”


The reality for us all is that Christmas isn’t Christmas till it happens in your heart.


Inviting JESUS into your life is a defining moment when everything becomes clear. You start to see where everything fits and start to see clearly where you are going.


The other option is of course to just go it alone in the dark and hope for the best.


John 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”



If you’ve been wondering why the happiness of Christmas always fades so quickly, then the answer is right here in front of you.


Jesus is not only the missing piece, but He’s the missing peace.


Don’t let another Christmas pass by without you asking Him to be your personal Savior. Only He can turn on the real Christmas light.


Pastor Mark


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