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Light into a dark world of oppression and suffering
The world is filled with grief and sadness and only through
the coming of Christ born in Bethlehem
came the Light of gladness.
He came a Light into a dark world of oppression and
suffering where tyrants ruled with fists of iron in a land suffering under the horrible
oppression of the Roman emperor who thought of himself as a god.
The Angel of God from Heaven declared that night to the poor
shepherds, "do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy
which shall be to all the people; for today in the town of David, a Savior has
been born to you, who is Christ the Lord."
Suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of heavenly
host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace
among men of good will."
Brethren, it is only through Christ that the light of joy
can be in our lives.