Dazzling lights, dancing lights shimmering on dis-play. Oh, what joy it is to see them along the narrow way... HEY! :)
During this time of year, lights sparkle and flicker in the trees, twisted around poles and strung out on buildings, in every direction they give a sense of awe, awakening our youthful years, when we saw things with innocent eyes, fresh and exciting.
The other morning while still half asleep, I asked myself, "Who turned the light on?". But as I became more alert, I noticed it was not an artificial light shining in my eyes, rather the beaming rays of the sun, as if to sing, "It is time to wake up. It is time to wake up. Morning has come."
Oh, the happy tune, the bright and shining sun seemed to sing... But I was not ready to roll out of bed. That is until I remembered all the things that needed to be done and said. And so, I stirred myself into action.
And as children of the Light, we are called to shine in honor of our Heavenly Father, bearing the fruit of His character in all goodness, right doing, and Truth, making the most of our days here on the earth.
Like the rays of the sun, finding their way through the cracks in the curtain, Ephesians 5:14 calls us to wake up, for we have lots to do in the advancement of His Kingdom "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light." Hallelujah!
There is a call going out into all the land, "Arise, Shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you" Isaiah 60:1-2
As the season of togetherness, lights, merry music, sweet smells, and tasty foods stir us to celebrate the birth of our Messiah, may we be awakened to seek Him like never before.
May we lift Him and the Light of His Word before the people, inspiring them to embrace the essence of His goodness.
As we join the happy tune of the season, may our jingle be, "Your Word, Oh LORD, is a Lamp to my feet and a Light to my path".
by Amanda Miller