For all who know me you already know this is my favorite time of the year! There is not a single season I anticipate more than Advent and Christmastime.
From the initial decorations, which are started the day after Thanksgiving, through Christmas Day itself I intentionally attempt to keep the “Light of the World” in the forefront of my mind and heart.
The world today is darker than before. Never before has the darkness been so seemingly overwhelming. Terror threats, attacks, and attempts are at an all time high, thus we need to remember that darkness can never overcome Light. John wrote, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” (John 1:5) Jesus identified himself as the Light of the world and that He alone overcomes the darkness. “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”—John 8:12 The good news of the Advent season is the remembering of the Light coming into the world. I want to encourage you to find ways to magnify that Light with everyone around you.
It is completely possible to turn every activity of the season into a “Light” moment. When you look at the Christmas tree, view each light as a reminder of Jesus —The Light of the World. When you see a candle in a window, think about Jesus —The Light of the World. We you see decorations adorning the streets in your town or city remember that as those lights somehow unite the city is the seasonal celebration it reminds you of Jesus —The Light of the World.
It is my prayer that the Advent and Christmas season will be filled with anticipation, affirmation, appreciation, and application of all that God is doing through your life.
I am thankful to all that you do for us as we go into all the World and preach the Gospel. For all of us here we say …To God be the glory …GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE. His is the Light of the World!