Jesus, Light of the World, is Born
Do you like being in the dark? What senses get used differently in the dark? What do you understand by the phrase, “to be kept in the dark”? How does it make you feel when you discover you’ve been kept in the dark?
In what ways were the shepherds, ‘in the dark”: that night; life in general? How did they experience light: that night; in general? How do you think their lives might have changed as a result?
Christians have come to understand this passage . . . from Isaiah 9:2 (NIV) 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
. . as being about Jesus. If you put that together with . . . John 8:12 (NIV) 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” . . . what is the bible trying to say about Jesus? What does “darkness” represent? What does being “enlightened” mean?
What difference does this make to you? How might it be important for one of your friends?