Speaking of light

December 24, 2011 — Leave a comment

We who live much of the time in the darkness are waiting not just at Advent, but at all times for the advent of light, of that ultimate light that is redemptive and terrifying at the same time. It is redemptive because it puts an end to the darkness, and that is also why it is terrifying, because for so long, for all our lives, the darkness has been home, and because to leave home is always cause for terror.

  Frederick Beuchner


The only way to receive healing is to give themselves to the Savior, with the little bit of good that they have, even if that little bit is only a desire to believe. They can then give themselves to the Savior in spite of the excess of doubleheartedness and worldly mindedness and unbelief that actually remains in their hearts. Yes–to mourn unbelief when actually dealing with Jesus—that is true sincerity.

Andrew Murray


Again the darkness is past; again Light is made…Old things are passed away, behold all things are become new. The letter gives way, the Spirit comes to the front. The shadows flee away, the Truth comes in upon them.

Gregory of Nazianzus, Archbishop of Constantinople, 380 AD

This Week’s Special
Because of our God’s tender mercy
the dawn will break upon us from on high
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 1:78-79

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