One of my favorite parts of Christmas are the beautiful lights. I love to see the twinkle of Christmas lights throughout the town. When I was younger my grandfather and I would drive around our small Kentucky town and marvel at the beautiful lights that were on display at Christmastime. This week as we celebrate the birth of Christ, the Light of the world, let’s remember the true meaning of the light.
On the night that baby Jesus was born and laid in the manger He brought light into the world. God is light, and when He sent His son, Jesus to earth, God provided a way for us to be reconciled with Him so that we would never have to walk in darkness again. Jesus broke through the darkness of the world when he defeated death on the cross.
In the darkness of night the first Christmas, Jesus came to shine a light into the world. And Jesus is still shining bright into the dark world. The Lord placed a light in the sky to guide the wise men to their Savior. And Jesus is still shining light into our darkness today. The light of Christ is shining still this Christmas.
This summer at CentriKid we will be discussing Jesus, the one true light, and digging into John 8:12, Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” We are called to walk in the light, and receive the life that the light brings.
This is why I love the lights at Christmas, it reminds me of Jesus. It reminds me that no matter how dark it seems, Jesus can shine light into my circumstances and rescue me from myself. This Christmas when you see all of the twinkle lights let that be a reminder of the light of the world, and how we have a responsibility as believers to walk in the light.