Christmas lights brighten our homes and our hearts. The glow from outdoor lighting accentuates the street and brings cheer to the neighborhood. Cars back up for blocks in certain areas of the city to view elaborate, over the top homes decorated and draped with hundreds of strung lights. The lights are best seen in the darkness. Although, the sun has gone down, the lights provide the illumination needed to see the pathway ahead. Christmas lights can warm your heart when the sun is nowhere to be found. Someone somewhere will be looking for lights this Christmas.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Christmas is a joyous season, but not for everyone. This can be a dark time of year for those who do not know the Christ child, for those living far away from home, for those who are grieving and for those who will spend another Christmas alone. You are that light they will be searching for to illuminate the path to the Christ child, to lessen the pain of losing their loved one(s) or to be invited to join in the festivities at your house. Be a shining light on your street and in your neighborhood so that your works inspire others to glorify God. The light crowds seek this Christmas is the One they see in you.