“and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light” Titus 1:3 New International Version
Most other versions use “word” instead of light”. However they are both synonymous of revelation! Light reveals! God’s word reveals! What we celebrate at this season we call Christmas reflects God’s sending His only begotten Son into this dark world to save the world and bring light into their darkness. John’s gospel say’s of Jesus [Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”] John 8:12 New Living Translation
This is still the same today as it was then. Jesus by His Spirit brings light into our darkness. He does it by His Spirit through His word ‘the Holy Bible!’ Do you read it? Do you read it regularly? It’s impossible to get God’s direction, guidance and purposes unless we read His word and put it into practice. The Psalmist said: Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105
Notice it’s a lamp to our feet, not a spotlight or flood light to light the way a mile down the road! The lamp in David’s day would only light the path ahead a few steps at a time, not yards down the road! You have to take a small step, then the next stage of the journey is lit up. Do you need revelation, light on the journey you are upon? Then you need ‘daily light’ for your daily path. That light which is God’s light in Christ is the light you will need, cuz whether you are a Christian or not, without His word, His light, you will walk in darkness!
And to boot, we need to be walking in God’s light so that we can be a light to others. God gave us Christ the Light of the world so that we can be lights to the world through Him! If we are not walking in the light as He is in the light then how can we help ourselves let alone others? I experienced this over the past few months and it’s a blessing to be a blessing to others. Make the lyrics of this Tim Hughes song your prayer.
Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes and let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You
Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
Altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me