John 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on it’s lamp stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in
My favorite thing to do during Christmas time is to sit on my couch under my grandmothers quilt with a cup of coffee, the Christmas lights on and glowing beautifully, and sometimes a good Christmas movie or music in the background. I love to stare at the lights on the tree, something about Christmas lights, I just think that they are so beautiful and perfect. There are times when I sit there and it draws up memories of family being together and Christmas with my dad.
The lights remind me of the beauty in the world. God’s light came to remind us of the beauty and to keep us from having to walk in darkness. Even on the darkest nights when we are driving around where I live, if there is a house with enough Christmas lights you can see it before you even get close to the house because the light is piercing the darkness. The beautiful comparison is that Jesus came to do just that. He came to be light where there was only darkness. When we follow Christ we will never walk in darkness, the world may be dark but like those Christmas lights that shine so brightly in the darkness we will have the light of Christ with us, leading us, guiding us.
Christ didn’t just tell us that he was light, he says that we are also light. We are to be the light of the world. We are supposed to shine in the darkness, we are supposed to be a light to all men and women. When we walk with the light, we become light to those who are in darkness. We shouldn’t be ashamed of the light we have, we shouldn’t just reserve the light for Christmas…our light should shine every day, so that when people are walking through darkness they can see a glimmer of light and come to it. They can see the light shining in us. They can see Christ in us.
What does it mean to you when Jesus says we are to be ‘the light of the world’?
Illustrate in your Bible something that God is teaching you through the lesson today. (Remember there are no rules, illustrate or write about what God is teaching you. Don’t forget to share using the #DGadvent and in the comments on the website)
Make beautiful memories with your family today.