"The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
The way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
they do not know over what they stumble."
If you are in Christ, your life is radiant with him, and becoming ever clearer until "full day." Your best days are not behind you but still out ahead. This is his promised gift, his quiet miracle.
Yes, we live in an age of deep darkness. But so did the apostles. They did not moan, "What's the world coming to?" They shouted, "Look what's come to the world!"
May our path through 2008 be radiant with Christ, happily defying the darkness with apostolic audacity.