The topics of light and darkness are widely explored in the holy books of the Jewish and Christian faiths, beginning with the very first verse of the book of Genesis. The concept of light versus darkness is further explored throughout the remaining scriptures. At Christmas time, we re-read the words of the prophet Isaiah, who proclaims:
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light, those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them light was shined.”
We are reminded that our ancestors lived in a dark world. Today, over two thousand years later, our world is still dark. We fear domestic and international terrorism and classroom bullies. We worry about our safety, finances, politics, and the effects of the recent elections. While the darkness of our world can sometimes make us despair, the light that we celebrate at Christmas provides hope, for “‘in Him was life, and the life was the light of all peoples. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” This message of hope that dispels darkness brings us great comfort in a world that needs this love and peace.
To help spread the light and joy of this season, Baker Rehab Group has made a donation to a local charity on behalf of our partners. The donation was made to Gateways2Life and will help provide support and resources to refugees on the shores of Greece. We hope that the love, compassion, toiletries, backpacks and sleeping bags brought by missionary workers will provide hope to the refugees through their frightful journey from war and despair to a new life.
I hope that you carry this message of joy with you throughout the year. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!
John Baker and your friends at Baker Rehab Group.