Monday, December 4, 2017

You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16



December 4, 2017 | Written by April Sides

It was the thrill of the Christmas season – to go “Christmas light looking” with my dad at the wheel of the family van, mom riding in the passenger seat, and my brother and me on the bench seat in the back.  We would drive through our neighborhood and a couple of others close by to see the exciting displays folks put on their houses and front lawns.  My brother and I looked for the houses with the biggest, boldest show of lights.  I remember thinking maybe our house, with the meager icicle lights and window candles weren’t the highlight of other families’ Christmas light looking drives. How often do we compare our light to others?  During this Advent, let your light shine in the way only you can so that all those who know you will praise our Father in heaven.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to shine for you during this season of Advent and throughout the year.  Amen.

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