A season of light.
One of my most favorite parts about Christmas is all of the lights. In the town I grew up in, every year I would look forward to the lit up star on the hill overlooking the whole area. You could see it from everywhere and at night it appeared to be floating in the sky. Forty years later, that star is still there every year, and it still brings me great joy!
Lights at Christmas make so much sense! Afterall, God sent Jesus to be the Light of the World and all those that believe in him are filled with light and are also lights for the world to see.
“The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.”
– John 1:9
Today, I just want to share with you what the Bible says about light. I’ll let God’s word speak for itself.
Where there is light, there cannot be darkness.
“O Lord, you are my lamp. The Lord lights up my darkness.”
-2 Samuel 22:29
Where there is light, there cannot be anything hidden.
“But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them.”
– Ephesians 5:13
Where there is light, you will find your way.
“You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you.”
“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
Those in the darkness cannot see where they are going.
“Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going.”
This light only produces good things.
When you allow the light of God to fill you up, you will be different. What comes out of you will be good and not evil.
“For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.”
“If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.”
– Luke 11:36
This light is meant to be shared with others.
“You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
This light changes you.
Once filled with this light, you cannot help but live your life accordingly.
“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!”
You are not alone.
You will also be happy to know that there are so many others just like you! Others who have also found the light.
“if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other…”
– 1 John 1:7
This light is eternal.
Nothing can snuff it out, unlike the light of others who do not have this light.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
– John 1:5
“The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.”
– Proverbs 13:9
The kind of light God gives us is not like the light we get from the sun and moon; it’s an inner light that that shines on our path, allowing us to see in ways we could never see before.
“No longer will you need the sun to shine by day, nor the moon to give its light by night, for the Lord your God will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.”
– Isaiah 60:19
As I decorate my house this year for Christmas, I have this urge to keep adding more and more lights. I love that even when all of the overhead lights have been turned off for the night, the livingroom is still illuminated from the various lights around the room.
This is what it is like to walk in God’s light. I pray that this Christmas season and beyond that you will also find the one true light and with it you will be able to clearly see the way you should go.