The Light of Christmas

Jesus spoke to the people, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life” John 8:12

Christmas traditions can be so much fun and come in a variety of packages. My family loved special holiday movies, decorating the tree, and attending church programs and plays. Another favorite tradition was looking at light displays. One neighborhood in particular, “Peacock Lane”, went all out during the Christmas season to bring more light and joy to the city.

My family would get all bundled up with heavy coats and hats, because “Peacock Lane” had to be experienced first hand, that meant one must walk through the neighborhood.

Upon arriving, we were bombarded with happy chaos. People strolling down the sidewalks, talking and laughing. Christmas music playing from individual homes, while people sang along and children ran about in excitement. And of course there were the beautiful lights. Each home had gone out of their way to express their creativity of the season. Peacock Lane was truly one of our favorite traditions.

The lights of Christmas point to Christ our Savior. For He is the light of the world that leads us to eternal life. When we follow Jesus and believe He is the Son of God, we too, carry the light of Christ in our hearts.

Jesus told His followers, “You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:14)

So what are we to do with this light? “Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your Heavenly Father.” (Matthew 5:16)

Make your own special Christmas traditions this year and let the light of Christ shine brightly in all you do.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Son to earth, to save us and to bring us hope of one day living with you forever in heaven. A place where there is no death or sickness, no evil or corruption. Help us to be that light to a dark world, so that more people may experience the true light of Christmas, which is Jesus Christ our Lord. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

For further reading: Matthew 5

Published by Linda Colby

Linda has been a Bible teacher in a national women's ministry for the past 14 years, overseeing and leading women of all ages and their children in their pursuit of growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word and deepening their relationships in Jesus Christ. She is now involved with the new ministry “The Encouraging Word”. She has a Masters in Bible and Theology from Western Seminary and works with a team to write Bible studies that will encourage, teach, counsel and grow men and women in relationship to God and to one another.

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