A NEW LIGHT by Ariana R Cherry
In the beginning,
There was darkness…
And then he said, “Let there be light…”
And a light shone into the new world.
Several generations later,
well after the creation of Adam and Eve,
A disrupted world was found in despair…
… its people broken and hurting, in turmoil and unrest…
They needed peace… and guidance.
And so…he delivered us a son.
An angel sent forth a message,
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”
And so…a new light would shine into the darkness of this world…
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’
Hope cried out into the hurting world…
Yet, hope was born in a manger, with nowhere else to go…
“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.”
This new child would counsel us… leading us back to love…
Love paving a way through the darkness, radiating warmth to the broken-hearted…
All the shepherds came forth, to see the truth for themselves and to spread the word…
To be a witness to the birth of our king and father whom we would come to love,
And there, the shepherds saw…the light within the darkness,
shining bright, bringing hope for all,
They glorified and praised God, singing Hallelujahs
for all the world to hear….
From this new light, this incredible birth filled with everlasting love,
we would come to learn,
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”