Standing in the shadow of the Temple that morning were religious people bustling all around but only a few that recognized the true Temple. I want to challenge you this Christmas to see through the business and even the religiosity. See Christmas through the eyes of Simeon, Mary and Jo, Anna! See Jesus and stand in awe of God’s marvelous answer to a lost and broken world! Jesus is the light of salvation for the whole world! Jesus is, as John would later write, the light that shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it. The light of Jesus shines in the darkest places, of our families, our neighborhoods, our workplaces, and even the unbelieving—unforgiving—unrepentant corners of our hearts. Let the light shine.