God’s first words in the Bible were, “let there be light.” It is always his intention to illumine the darkness of our hearts, homes and worlds. At Christ’s birth, the light of a heavenly choir surrounded some simple shepherds, and a shining star guided eastern sages. And then there are the words of Simeon, someone who had waited for the Messiah’s coming. As he cradled the new born Jesus, the old man exclaimed that this child would be “a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for the glory to your people Israel” (Luke 2:32, ESV). The God who first spoke light into the world, has spoken to our hearts with the light of Christ.