All around the world people are putting up Christmas lights as we approach the greatest birthday celebration of the year, the birth of Jesus Christ! Many people might wonder why we string lights on our houses and all around our towns and cities in a beautiful glowing wonderland of light. Well, the answer is very simple and powerful. It’s all because of Jesus! He is the light of the world and He is the only One to ever proclaim that! He brings light to our souls and rescues us from the darkness of this world!
“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
We put up lights as a symbol of His glorious light that shines on the world every day. A light that rescues us, forgives us, and redeems us! Jesus is the light of the world and that comes with a promise! If you follow Jesus, you will never walk in darkness because you have the light of life! Jesus leads us through this dark world and His light chases away the darkness that once dominated our lives!
Remember that next time you see Christmas lights and remember that while you string your lights this year on your trees and homes. We would not have Christmas without Jesus and we would not have the great hope that His light brings this world without Him! When I see those beautiful lights on that mountain cabin in the Scripture pin above, my heart is filled with His warmth and love and I am reminded of just how beautiful His birth really is! Jesus truly is the light of the world and His light shines in our hearts and souls!
Remember, when Jesus moved from Nazareth to Capernaum the prophecy in Isaiah regarding a great light was fulfilled!
“When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali–to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
“Land of Zebulun and land
the way to the sea, along
Galilee of the Gentiles–
the people living in
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land
of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.”
From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
Jesus is that great light! Jesus is the light that has dawned! Jesus is the light of the world! Thank You Jesus, we praise You Lord!
When we celebrate our Lord’s birthday, the celebration quite literally lights up the world! It is a beautiful time of year full of love and compassion because Jesus is full of love and compassion. The beautiful lights are all because of Jesus! Happy birthday Lord, we love you!
Let the pretty lights remind you that the kingdom of Heaven is near. The picture above is where Jesus started His ministry. The people living there at that time were so very blessed to have that great light among them in the flesh and what a glorious light dawned from that place and moment in time! Jesus is Lord! Hallelujah!!!
Jesus is the light of the world and His light is always with us! Let His light shine on you. Shine in our minds Lord Jesus! Shine in our hearts! You are beautiful beyond description and I am so thankful for Your light inside my soul, amen!
Grace and peace to you all…and you will hear me say this often, Merry Christmas!!!
Jesus literally lights up the world and He loves you! Merry Christmas!