“Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: for mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.”—Simeon at the dedication of the Christ-child ( Luke 2:29-32).

To a world shrouded in the darkness of unattainable commandments, unexplained rituals, and unfulfilled prophecies “when the fulness of time was come, God sent forth His Son” to give light to those that walked in darkness.

Because of Christmas…
Those lost in the darkness of sin can behold the light of the Gospel;
The prodigal who has wandered from home, can see the light of forgiveness and welcome;
Those faced with questions and decisions can walk in the light of the Wonderful Counsellor;
And those burdened with sorrow and heartache can find the light of hope.

The whole world was lost in the darkness of sin,
The light of the world is Jesus;
Like sunshine at noonday, His glory shone in,
The Light of the world is Jesus.

Come to the Light, ‘tis shining for thee;
Sweetly the light has dawned upon me;
Once I was blind, but now I can see;
The Light of the world is Jesus.

“I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.”—Jesus – (John 12:46)


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Craig Burcham

Craig Burcham, GSBC Faculty

Bro. Burcham served as the Chairman of the Bible Department at Golden State Baptist College before answering the call to pastor the Mountain Vista Baptist Church in Sierra Vista, AZ. Pastor Burcham travels each week to teach the next generation at GSBC. Before coming to GSBC, he served as a missionary with his family in Japan for several years and then pastored in Missouri.