Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas Lights

Christmas lights in the cul-de-sac behind my house

At this time of year we are fascinated with lights shining in the darkness. They are beautiful to see and contrast starkly with the inky black sky after sunset. 

We are reminded that the light of the gospel displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (II Corinthians 4:4)

All of us have sat in darkness at times during our lives. The Apostle Paul was struck with blindness while on the road to Damascus and as a result sat in darkness for some three days. Baffled by what he had encountered, he needed someone to shed light on his predicament.

Every one of us has been in a similar scenario when we have been blind-sided by something and needed help finding our way.

In Paul's case, Ananias was sent by God to point him to Jesus Christ as the answer to his problems.

Jesus said of Himself, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12)

It is the season of Christmas. While there is merriment on the surface, many are sitting in the darkness that comes with physical illness, money problems, relationship issues, and now the unsettling threats from dangerous enemies. 

More than ever, we need to take seriously the claim that Jesus Christ is our light in the darkness. I ponder that as I see the lights in my neighborhood during this beautiful season.


  1. Deep thoughts. Good deep thoughts. I know that the Christmas lights do a lot to dispel the deepening darkness at this time of year and reminds me that Jesus is the light of the world.

  2. How very true, Barbara. Thank you for sharing this and thank you for visiting my blog, friend.

    ---we are the only house who has decorated, how sad is that...Blessings

  3. AMEN! Such good thoughts! I've always loved all the lights at Christmas time and it seems like we need them more then ever! Enjoy your week-end!

  4. Excellent post and one that we should all be pondering. This is the season of lights!