Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Seeing the Light and becoming the light: Sometimes, after a period of uncertainty, circumstances may lighten up a bit and give us a glimpse of hope. On such occasion we rejoice and thank God for the good He has done for us. Simeon, who had been promised by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before seeing the Messiah, finally saw him. In response he said: “Lord, now you let your servant go in peace; your word has been fulfilled: my own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of every people: a light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people Israel. (Luke 2:29–32). So, today as we celebrate the presentation of Christ in the temple, let us rejoice that God has kept his promise and given his Messiah for the sake of the world. We, too, have seen the light, and hope that all will be well. We now know that even when we experience times of darkness in our own lives, there is always a promise of light to come. Let us reflect the light of Christ, so that we become a light to others.
Rev’d Jairo Nyaongo