John in his gospel reminds us of how the light of God prevails over darkness, and Isaiah in today’s first reading tells us that this light has been given unto us when he said “Arise, Shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you”. This is an indication that God always watches over His own.
The light which drew the Wisemen to the infant child in Matthew’s gospel of today is and was the same light that redirected the Wisemen through another path for fear of King Herod and his wicked plans. This is the light that we all as Christians bear testimony to and possess by virtue of our baptism. This is the very light that we receive at Communion and eat with faith. This is the same light that calls on us as His sons and daughters.
The question here is that, “Do we even know that this light is with and in us”? Let us begin to reflect on this and ask certain questions concerning our relationship with this light. Let us assess ourselves and see if we have been faithful to this light. Finally, let us seek to know whether or not we have been true light to the world. When all this is done, let us like Isaiah pray and say with confidence that, we have arisen and shone our light to the nations and know that our reward, is due us.
May the light of God be our guide and shield within this week, may He illumine our path this week and may His glory be upon us and our families this week. Amen.
PEACE AND JOY.
NANA KOFI OWOAHENE ACHEAMPONG