Life and Light
Posted on January 03 2021
" 4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again - Rejoice! 5 let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, The Lord is coming soon." Philippians 4:4-5 (NLT)
This holiday season we celebrate the life that is the light of mankind! Our hearts swell with gratitude because light came down in a form of a precious baby to pierce the darkness that troubles this world. God is faithful to the promises He made to His people. He promised that we would not be left alone chained to a hopeless fate of sin and death but rather we would be saved by the sacrifice of a great rescuer! Would you pray that God's joy would be evident in your heart and home. pray that this season would be about Jesus and not the things.
Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts. May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children, and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake. Amen.
–Robert Louis Stevenson
Reflection: What are you thankful for the holiday season and what are you looking forward for the coming year? what can you do personally to be closer to Jesus?