"Arise, Shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you." (Isaiah 60:1)

Arise, Shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 
(Isaiah 60:1)

"Light" means Divine Truth that comes from the Lord, thus the Lord Himself....
(Arcana Coelestia 10574:10)

The Lord came on earth in a time of spiritual darkness. The heavenly light of truth no longer shone in people's minds, and they were lost. People had turned away from Jehovah and His commandments, and so He sent messages foretelling His birth into the world. These prophecies kept hope alive in the dark times and prepared people to receive the Lord when He came.

The messages of the Lord's coming still speak to us today. For we, too, can be in a state of spiritual darkness. And in this darkness, we need the Lord to be born into our hearts. We need to look for Him in the truths of the Word - in the prophecies, in their fulfillment, in the revelation of their internal sense, and in all of the Word - with the desire to use these truths in our daily life. Then that heavenly light that is the Lord's Divine Truth can shine in our minds and guide our ways, leading us to His eternal happiness and peace.

We hope that these resources and ideas will give you inspiration for ways to see in the light of the Lord this Christmas season.

Highlights include

Read: The Lord's Advent

  Peaceable Kingdom Projects (PDF) 

  Match Prophecies and Their Fulfillment (PDF)

  For Reflection: The Name Immanuel (PDF)