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16 December 2020 – Simbang Gabi Worship Guide

“From Darkness To Light”
Isaiah 42:16 | Psalm 33:20 | Hebrews 6:18-19a

Rev. Martin Luther King, one of the most famous civil rights leaders once said: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” It means when everything is dark, you can’t drive out the darkness by adding more darkness into it. Instead, you can light up the place, and the darkness will be gone. This is the message of the gospel: that light is available, even when darkness seems overwhelming. Hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness, and in the darkness of this world and the times that we live in, our little light of hope goes a long way.

These seasons of Advent and Christmas, and in our collective journey from darkness to light, while we celebrate the coming of the Light of the world, let us have this to ponder: What is your hope? And Where do you place you hope? We are invited to place our hope on the One who is great and good, and whose promises are certain. In such a time as this, the Church of Jesus Christ cannot but speak of hope. Jesus is our hope, and as we hope in him, we are bound to live and proclaim that same hope to the world.