Print and Pray Hybrid Bible Journaling by Rebecca Jensen using digital printables | Come and Carol | Day 19: Oh Light

I had a conversation today with some friends about how dark this time of year is and how that affects us. I don’t know what the weather is like for you wherever you are reading this right now. If you are currently on a beach or somewhere gorgeous and warm…I don’t know if I want to talk to you right now. Where I live, it is currently 22 degrees, windy, cold and dark! The light is completely GONE before 4:30 pm! There’s something about that that just makes things a little more dreary and discouraging. It’s a little hard to snap out of. Even though we know the darkness isn’t going to last forever and spring and summer will eventually return…in this moment, in the cold and dark winter, it’s easy to feel disheartened and worn out.

That was how the world felt many, many years ago before God sent His precious Son. The Light. The people of the world had been walking in darkness for a really long time. Waiting for a savior. Searching for salvation. Longing for a king.

Print and Pray Hybrid Bible Journaling by Rebecca Jensen using digital printables | Come and Carol | Day 19: Oh Light

And then…light. Light was born. I love the lyrics to “Oh Light” by Gungor from Day 19 of our kit, Come and Carol. Check it out:

Oh light
Come to reconcile
Come in like a child
Holy night
Oh light
Our hopes and all our fears
Met within your sight
Holy night
Hallelujah
God is with us
Hallelujah
A light has come
Oh light
God and man entwine
Of earth and of divine
Holy night
Oh light
Mending fractured earth
The soul now felt its worth
Holy night
Hallelujah
Holy God is with us
Love is always born within
Hallelujah
Light will chase and find us
Love is facing us again
Hallelujah
God is with us
Hallelujah
A light has come
Light has come. In the form of a child. To reconcile, to mend, to connect God and man. Light has come! God is WITH us! We are no longer in the dark. At least, we don’t have to be any more. We can choose to acknowledge and walk in the light. That deserves a big Hallelujah!

I love how this kit is really open and free to interpret however we want. I love reading through the lyrics of the songs and seeing what Scripture lines up or is referenced. Immediately, my mind jumped to Isaiah 9, where they are prophesying this amazing Light that is to come. As I started journaling I knew I needed to base this entry in Taylor’s new set “Light of Life.” Her lettering and imagery matched these lyrics perfectly!

Print and Pray Hybrid Bible Journaling by Rebecca Jensen using digital printables | Come and Carol | Day 19: Oh LightBut what I really love about this kit is how easy it is to mix and match Print and Pray sets and there’s so many to choose from! I love documenting the day that I’m working through, so I layer up the numbers using Tamara’s Advent Numbers and Shawna’s Advent Ticket Stubs and her Bright Christmas Set. Plus I can’t forget my favorite Jumbo labels from Elaine to type up some lyrics! These sets are just so fun to layer and use all over the place!
So join me today! Throw on the playlist of songs on Spotify, grab your favorite printables and journal through these gorgeous and powerful words. This is a surefire way to bask in His Light and shoo away the cold and darkness!

additional supplies: staz on black ink | tim holtz alpha stamps | advent 2018 washi | foam adhesive squares | typewriter
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