Holidaze: Amazed By Light - Friday
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. John 1:12-14
New Year’s is coming. The ball will drop and we’ll dance and kiss. We’ll take in the fresh air of 2017 and decide to start over. We’ll make our resolutions to be good, better, thinner, faster, more punctual and less frustrated.
But before all of that, would you stop and look at the Light of the World? The one who has come and says, “I am making all things new.” Fully man and fully God. All in this little baby born to a virgin in a filthy stable in Bethlehem. The One whose message turns the whole world upside down. Through Him God pulls the mighty from their thrones and exalts the lowly. He gives the hungry their fill and sends the rich away empty handed. He is the one who walks on water, turns water into wine, eats with sinners, and lifts the heads of the poor. The One who ultimately gives His life so that you and I can have ours. This little one has come. The only true Light in our dark world.
So maybe this year we should forget the petty resolutions and make this our only resolution: to truly live in the Light of Christ. To allow His light to shine in and through us. To expose the dark, be thankful in the hard circumstances, and to invite, make safe, connect, and unite.
- What does that look like for you to be the light of Christ? What is He calling you to? Write it down. Say yes. Don’t wait any longer to walk in His Light!