One reason I enjoy this season so much are the holiday lights! Especially at night, the lights look so bright and cheery. My wife and I will even drive through certain areas to view the colorful arrangements. There is something about lights that make the darkness less scary and more inviting.
Jesus called Himself the Light of the world. That reminds me of the scripture in John chapter 1 that talks about the Light that came into the world, but Jesus was not received, because men loved darkness rather than light.
That sounds like our world today. Greed, selfishness, wickedness, rudeness, bitterness, have taken over and brought darkness to our spiritual atmosphere. At this time of year, let us roll back the darkness by demonstrating the light of God’s love. Let us show kindness, mercy, unconditional acceptance, generosity, and prefer others before ourselves.
God brought His light into the world as a tiny baby named Jesus, who ultimately gave His life so we could all be free from darkness. Let’s shine the light today and always!