If all we had was the evening news
Or what the politicians said
Or what the economy provided
Or what the doctors proposed …
If our future rested solely on our strength
And ingenuity, and ability …
If it depended on our resources
Or our hard work, or our good fortune …
Then walking in darkness would be our lot.
We would live out our lives in the shadow of death.
But we have hope.
But there is a light, a great light, in fact.
Every candle, every star, every little twinkling light is a reminder.
We have hope. We have light. We have Christ.