It seems that Christmas lights up the world. December 21st is the winter solstice which is the longest night of the year with the shortest daylight hours. It’s interesting that, when we are in the darkest part of the year, Christmas pierces the darkness with light. Lights were important in the first Christmas. The angels did a dazzling light show in the sky to capture the shepherds’ attention and send them to Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus. The wise men saw another bright light in the sky, a star, and they followed it to where the Savior was born.