Isaiah 9:1-7
Desperate for the Light

Christmas stinks. A new convert to Christianity found that her new faith created a woefully lacking Christmas compared to what it had been. Kristen Powers explained it this way, “The rank materialism became too much to bear, and the Christmas season morphed from being a time I savored into something I tried to survive each year. Santa Claus, Christmas trees, the holiday jingles—they all felt like pagan oppression. When people complained about a war on Christmas I often smirked and thought to myself, Where do I sign up? Honestly: When a sale at Crate & Barrel gets entangled with the birth of Jesus Christ, something has gone horribly wrong.” If you haven’t figured it out already, all of the Christmas cheer is not a substitute for the light of Christ in my life! Because I get to a verse like John 8:12, where Jesus states, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” This Sunday, we’ll talk about how we can stay in the light of Christ during the Christmas season.