We talk in prayer and poetry of the night of Christ’s birth being filled with light. But it is was night, so what does that mean?
Light was created first – and on the first day. But the Sun and the Moon, the great lights in the sky, were created on the fourth day. How could there be light for Earth without the Sun and the Moon?
The ancient writers believe that the light of the first day is different than the light that shines from the sun and the moon. The light of the first day is the light of World, the Firstborn, the One whom St. John tells us came into the world as the Logos at Christmas.
It seems to me that we can’t see that light directly. It’s something that shines in the darkness, and illumines everything, but not in the same way that sunlight does. The Light shines and illumines even the parts of our existence where the light of Sun and the stars can not.
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