Friday, December 31, 2010
Have You Turned Off Your Christmas Lights?
Our family took down the Christmas tree on Wednesday afternoon. The ornaments,Christmas balls, beads, and the star tucked away in their appropriate containers. As I began to take down the lights, one strand at a time, I thought about how quickly that special day came and went. Everyone is now putting away their Christmas decorations and the Christmas lights are beginning to get unplugged.
I started to ponder the night the Angels came and told the Shepard boys the news of the savior's birth. How brilliant the night sky must of been! Beams of radiant lights shining forth from the Heavens! My imagination tells me God's face was beaming with joy because of the birth of His One and Only Son, and that is what caused the Heavens to declare His birth!
My mind then went to the fact that once the 25th of December has passed, many remember the Saviors birth no more until the following year. "I wonder what people would think if I left my Christmas lights on the whole year?" I thought to my self. How many of my friends would say,"Angie, you know Christmas is over. Don't you think it's time you take those lights down. They're becoming an eye sore." I am not suggesting that we leave our Christmas lights up all year long. At least not our outdoor lights...
I am suggesting, however, One light we need to keep on at all times. Our inner Christmas Light. The Light of the truth that Jesus came born in a manger, he grew in strength and wisdom and lived a SINLESS life and He became the PERFECT,BLAMELESS, sacrifice that God accepted for our sinful lives! That my friends is the TRUE Christmas Light we must never turn off!
John 8:12, "Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”
Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.