Lord Jesus, I am open to your light. Shine in me this year, rising ever higher, ever larger, ever brighter. Swallow up all of my sin and darkness in the inescapable gravitational pull of your great love. Go supernova in me as I practice super-surrender in my daily walk with you. Amen.
Last night as I drifted off to sleep, my eyes beheld a uniquely bright start through the skylight window above my bed. Above my deep and dreamless sleep, a not-so-silent Star went by and was waiting for me this morning to teach me one more lesson before heading home this Christmas Eve.
In the fullness of time God came again to His people. No longer cloaked in a terrifying tornado, this time His presence dwelled in a teething toddler. His radiant glory, instead of flashes of lightning across the eastern sky, now shone from the eyes of a humble baby in a manger.