Safe Place with Ruth Graham

Last evening I went to my granddaughter’s school program. She is in 6th grade. It was not billed as a Christmas program or even a “holiday” program. But being the time of year and, past events and past years that had a “holiday” theme or even a Christmas theme, I had some expectation.

As far as I saw, there wasn’t a decoration, a tree, a candle anywhere to be seen.

The families came. They took pictures. They were excited to see their child perform. All seemed the same.

The children did well. The title of the program was “The Travelers, A Quest for Sunlight”. The Story line was a group of people had lived in darkness for too long and were seeking the light. The children sang, Simon and Garfunkle’s Sound of Silence,, the Beatles, Let It Be, Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing”, U2’s “Stuck in the Moment”, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”, and the final song was the Beatles’, “Here Comes the Sun”.

At first, I was angry at the lost opportunity and the message which was human-centric and “group-think”.

They almost got it right – but they missed it by a mile. We were in darkness but we didn’t have to go search for The Light. It has shined out of that darkness into our hearts in the person of Jesus Christ. Scripture tells us that the light did shine in the darkness but the darkness did not comprehend it. I saw that last night.

“Because of the tender mercy of our God, with which the Sunrise from on high shall visit us, to shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:78-79)

Our culture has moved away from the Truth. They are trying to un-Christmas – the greatest gift of light mankind has ever received. We don’t have to search in the darkness. The Light Has Come!

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