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Stand and stare!

Stand and stare!

If it seems like Christmas only creates extra burdens in your life, that isn't by design. When God's prophet Isaiah spoke about the birth of Jesus, he said, "You have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders." Today we see that Jesus came to shatter the burden of discovery. By nature we live in darkness. It’s not even that we can’t find the light. It’s that we aren’t even aware that there is such a thing as light. Left to our own devices, we would wander in darkness forever. However, God pierced that deadly darkness with his brilliant and life-giving light. Just like the wise men, the light of Christ draws us near to God.