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The True Light Came Into the World: Merry Christmas from New Hope Academy!

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:9-13)

Light, it is the power of life. Without light, man cannot live, at least, not long. Whether physically, or psychologically. Without light, there is only confusion, isolation, and death.

Ancient and medieval men worshiped and venerated the star we now call a G2V Yellow Dwarf. For modern man the sun, while still magnificent and life-permitting, seems rather passe. After all, it is but one of quadrillions of stars amidst billions of galaxies, in a universe that, for all we know, is still expanding. Perhaps not as special as it once seemed, this sun. Yet, the Bible tells us in the opening chapter of Genesis, that this sun was always but a mere marker, a placeholder assigned by its Creator to mark the days and the seasons that would eventually countdown to the coming of the true Son, the Light Who is Light itself: unsourced, infinite, eternal, and all powerful. The True Light!

This Christmas we at New Hope Academy not only remember that this Light, this Light of men, has already come to us in history, as the divine reality that broke into our own space and time in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, but we also look forward to the eternal light to come.

This Christmas, New Hope Academy wishes you the greatest gift ever given to mankind, the knowledge and presence of the true Light Who is Jesus Christ. May you come to know Him, and the power of His incarnation, His death, and His Resurrection this Christmas season.

Grace and Peace to All Those of Good Will,

Anthony Costello

Director, New Hope Academy

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