Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Light of the World

lifewords 12.22.10
It's a wonderful December 22 and our King  is light and in Him is no darkness! In John 8:12 Jesus declares, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life." In His light we see light!  In John 1 we read about John the Baptist who"bore witness of the light......the true light, which coming into the world, enlightens every man." Jesus Christ is the true light Who enlightens every person. This Christmas let's walk in the Light!  Invite Him, through the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit, to enlighten your understanding and illuminate your spiritual eyes.  He will!  I'm so thankful we are not groping around in the darkness of uncertainty and fear.  We can be a people who walk in the Light of understanding and love and wisdom.
Not only is He our light,  but the more we abide in Him, His light can be seen in us. This Christmas let's "Arise and shine, for our light has come!" Is. 60:1
How appropriate that a great star of light announced the location of the Savior of the world.  The wise men recognized that light and traveled many miles to come and worship the King who had been born. It says that "when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy." Now He resides in our heart,  and His light in us marks the place of His dwelling so that others are drawn to it.  Seeing the light of Jesus Christ in us causes others to rejoice exceedingly!  
I believe on of the key truths of Christmas is that, just as that star led the magi to the Savior, His light in us can beckon people to Him.  Jesus, who declared that He was the Light of the world, tells His disciples  in Matthew 5:14, that THEY are the light of the world: "You are the light of the world.......a city set on a hill cannot be hidden.." Oh that we would walk in the Light and Truth this Christmas,  and as we yield to His Lordship in our lives His Light in us would draw precious people to Him! This is the Commission that He has given each of us, as the chief assignment of our days.
We are the stars of light that direct this world to the Savior who loves them and desires reconciliation and relationship with them.  Whether it is your dear spouse, your precious children, your family members, your friends, or strangers you encounter, happy people or sad, young people or elderly, people who deserve it or people who don't... Let those around you see the Savior in your eyes today.  Allow them to hear the Savior's Words of Life on your lips today. Intentionally purpose in your heart that your actions of love will cause people to see the Savior and rejoice exceedingly. His great love, demonstrated through you will draw people to a personal relationship with Him.He is the Light of the World, Let His Light Shine  in the darkness through you this day!!!!!!!!!!

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