Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Lights of Christmas



I love the lights of Christmas! At the end of the day, and darkness comes outside, the Christmas tree lights are turned on in our house, candles are lit, and often a log is put in the fireplace for a soft warm glow. The reds, greens and whites of the tree lights flicker and are mirrored in the windows, the candles flicker softly, and the red oranges of the fire in the fireplace crackle and pop. My husband even put a giant star that twinkles in the night on top of our roof for the world to see as they pass by the house. The lights of Christmas! What warmth it brings to my soul!

The lights of today should bring thoughts to THE light that was brought into the world centuries ago. In John 1:9 the Bible tells us, "The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world." The shepherds saw a great light in the sky as they were watching their flocks by night. That light led them to the true light that they were seeking. They found the Baby Jesus lying in a manger. When Jesus grew up, he spoke to the people, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." He wants us to lead others to the Light that they may rid their lives of the darkness and forever have the light of life burning in their hearts. Ahhh, the lights of Christmas---a baby born in a manger to take away the darkness of the world! May your tree, your candles, your fireplace bring you warmth this season as you are reminded of the True Light that takes away the darkness of men's souls!

Shine brightly this Christmas!
Sandy

2 Comments:

Anonymous Gentle Spirit said...

Hi Sandy - It's Sherry, an acquaintance of one of your MN friends. (You all brought me a library book one Sunday afternoon, when you were here visiting this past summer. C gave me the address to your blog.) I have been blessed by your writings - thank you. Also, after reading 'Hushed and Holy Season' - I was so hoping to see a photograph of your tree - and here it is! Definitely a day brightener! May the Lord's loving and guiding hand be ever palpable to you and yours this Christmas!

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Blogger Sandy Fewell said...

Sherry, it's so nice to hear from you and am humbled that you have been blessed by my blog.
I pray your Christmas preparations are filled with fun and laughter and that your Christmas will be filled with the knowledge of God's love!
Sandy

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