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Holiday Reflection – The Light

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12

Early in the morning I walked in to our living room. The decorated Christmas tree stood there along with all sorts of holiday trimmings. The dark morning made it impossible to see any of the glitz and glitter which, at first glance, left me with a sad depressed feeling.

As quickly as I could I reached for the switch to turn on the tree lights. Immediately the tree lit up looking beautiful. The room glowed with its light. My mood quickly changed as I looked upon the beauty the lights added to the scene.

The lights made all of the difference. The lights changed the whole dark depressing room into a sight to behold.

The light -- Jesus is THE LIGHT. He makes the difference. He makes all things new. He brightens even the most obscure moments.

The world can seem dark and despondent, but when I acknowledge Him the splendor emerges. As I look in His face my heart glows. As He illuminates my life I can worship Him. I must worship Him. His glory and power shine all around.

He is the Light which is often missing from our picture of the world. He calls us into his light. 

When we accept Him, we can celebrate even when the world may not be the beautiful place that we would like for it to be. We can celebrate that He overshadows the darkness with His light. We can look at the world through His eyes. We can rejoice at the glory of His light. Rejoice evermore!

Father, thank you so much for your light. How can we ever praise you enough for what you bring to our lives?

Susan P.

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