The Second thing I notice about Christmas Lights is that WE LOOK AT LIGHTS!
We are drawn to them and at times we just stare! It is like a moth drawn to a flame. We cannot stop from watching, gazing and marveling at the Lights of Christmas!
We make an entire activity and outing around “LOOKING AT LIGHTS!”
We pile into our cars, grab hot cocoa, christmas cookies and blankets and drive by gawking at all the LIGHTS!
Complete neighborhoods decorate just to draw us in! Churches have designed displays of LIGHTS so we would be able to drive or walk through and enjoy the beautiful, brilliant LIGHTS!
The first thing I want to do in the Morning when I wake up is sit by the LIGHTS and just LOOK at them!
What is it that draws us to the LIGHT? Why are we captivated by the brilliance that shines no matter what the outside surrounding it looks like?
The answer is truly simple! We were created for The Light! The LIGHT is what gives us LIFE!
“The One who is The True Light, who gives Light to EVERYONE, was coming into the world.” John 1:9
The TRUE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, JESUS CHRIST, came at Christmas time and gives LIFE to all who LOOK AT HIM!
How do we, in reality, “LOOK AT HIM,” The True LIGHT?
We open up His Word!
It is His LOVE LETTER to us! His LIGHT shines through every page and jumps out at us in every word!
Do you have JOY this time of the year?
Go to the Word and be built up…
“The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of JOY!” Psalm 65:8
So sing songs of Joy!
Do you have sorrow or sadness this time of the year?
Go to The Word and be comforted…
“Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief.” Psalm 31:9
God gets it! Go to Him and He will hold you in your grief and sorrow.
Do you have gladness this time of the year? Go to The Word and REJOICE!
“Shout for Joy to The Lord, all the earth. Worship The Lord and rejoice with gladness.; come before Him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:1-2
Worship God through His Word and BE GLAD!
Do any of you WORRY this time of the year? Seriously, who does not WORRY this time of the year? Shopping, purchasing, wrapping, decorating, baking, attending, dressing etc., etc., etc., The list is endless! Obligations produce anxiety and we WORRY!
GO TO THE WORD…
“Therefore I tell you, DO NOT WORRY about your life, what you will eat, drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not your life more than food, and your body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:25-27
Trust God with your worry! Go to His Word!
God’s Got this! His LIGHT is the true LIGHT of the world and it gives LIFE to us!
THE TRUE LIGHT THAT GIVES LIFE HAS COME INTO THE WORLD!
Did you catch that AMAZING TRUTH?
“…who gives LIGHT TO EVERYONE!”
Jesus is the TRUE LIGHT OF THE WORLD! His Light is so true and so bright, that He gives LIGHT to EVERYONE! All those that look at Him, See His Light!
Those that already know Him, and those that don’t! We are drawn to THE LIGHT because the TRUE LIGHT of JESUS is what we seek!
May you look to The True Light of Christmas this season, JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF GOD!
We’ll continue to look to the One True Light, and make sure we are Watching the Light as we come back together next week!
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