Scripture: Luke 1:57-80
“[Jesus] is a Light for us when all other lights go out.”
Tim Keller, Hidden Christmas
“In a land by death o’ershadowed,
Life at last begins to shine.
O’er our wars and losing battles,
Peace spreads out its healing vine.
Bring your weak and bring your wounded;
Lay them at the savior’s feet.
Hearts by sorrows worn and plundered
Find in him their strength complete.”
The Porter’s Gate, “In a Land by Death O’ershadowed”
“In the end, darkness is not explained; it is defeated. Night is not justified or solved; it is endured until light overcomes it and it is no more. In the meantime, we do not stop asking our questions of God. He allows us to ask them when we need to because he loves us. And we bring our perplexity into the prayers and practices of the church so that they can shape and direct our own questions. Through its prayers, practices, and gathered worship, the church tells us over and over again, ‘This is what God is like. This is his name. This is how you know he loves you.’”
Tish Harrison Warren, Prayer in the Night
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