We’ve heard Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”, and we’ve heard Elvis’ “Blue Christmas”, but what color is Christmas. We call regular light “white light” even though it doesn’t change the color of the object that it shines upon. It simply illuminates the color already there. Yet, white light isn’t devoid of color. When it is shined through a prism all the colors of the rainbow are dispersed. We could say, then, that the color of Christmas is no particular color, but really light that illuminates whomever and whatever it comes into contact with.
I John 1:5-7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
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.”
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
Matthew 5″:14-15 “14You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.…
Jesus is light. Light came into the world with his birth. The light is passed on to us from him.
Light is love. God is love. Light is life.
It is said that Martin Luther was walking one night and noticed the stars of the night shining through an evergreen tree. He was so moved by this, that he brought a tree inside and decorated it with candles. My very first tree in Germany was a tree with candles clipped onto the branches. Today we have lights of all colors – some blinking, some flashing or cascading- but all in honor of the light that came into the world Christmas day, bringing light, love, and life to a dying world. And so with lights, we celebrate The Light.