Son of God, Love's Pure Light

I would be hard pressed to try to define pure light.

When I started researching it for this blog post, I quickly got in over my head--just in the physics of what pure light is.

 But one thing I do know is we were a people who were walking in great darkness and a light appeared to us--the light of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, Son of God.

Today I look forward with anticipation to welcoming this great light into the world all over again.  I welcome His light into my life for wisdom, guidance, and knowledge.

The passage of scripture below is from the She Reads Truth devotional for today.  I read it very slowly, meditated on it and it blessed me so much, especially the verse right before "Unto us a child is born, to us a son is given."

Peace on Earth, good will toward men.

No wonder the angels declared it loud and clear.

In the words of Joni Eareckson Tada,

"The war between heaven and earth, God and man, ended with the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  And the beautiful thing was this:  it wasn't just for a day.  The war had not simply been suspended.  It wasn't a temporary truce.
Christ, our Prince of Peace, was God's way of announcing the close to an awful war.  The Lord Jesus invaded enemy territory to lay claim on what was rightfully His.  He confronted sin and His battle cry told men that He had come to set them free.  Through his death and resurrection, He signed the peacy treaty with His own blood." 

When Jesus was born, no wonder peace was declared--the greatest peace treaty ever known was sanctioned by our heavenly Father.

THE WAR WAS OVER--even the boots and garments rolled in blood were to be burned--the government will be on His shoulders!

The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.
You have enlarged the nation
and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice
when dividing the plunder.
For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,
you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them,
the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor.
Every warrior’s boot used in battle
and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
will be fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty

will accomplish this.

Psalm 9:2-7