Read John 1:6-18. What stood out to you in this reading of the text?
One of the things I like most about the Christmas season is the lights on people's houses. It is not so much the designs and the way they are displayed. It is more just about the lights themselves. The lighted houses on a dark December night really do change the mood, from a dark, deserted drive to a bright, welcoming feeling of heart-warming love. It really is a shock in January to drive the same streets without the lighted houses. The coldness and darkness can be unbearable.
Oh to always have that light of Christ in me so that I can change someone's dark, lonely journey to one of heart-warming love.
I agree, Gina. The lighted houses are a delight in the darkness of winter. Now when I see them, I will think of your beautiful comment about being the light of Christ in a too-often-dark world.
What lovely holiday thoughts from you two, Gina and Amy! I appreciate the way you both incorporate the devotional lessons about Christ's love into ways to help others.
Today’s entry from the devotional author helped me see a new facet in this Biblical narrative.
I’ve thought of Christians as having the responsibility–and privilege–of spreading Christ’s love to others.
I’ve thought of us as Christ’s representatives.
I’ve thought of us as preparing a way for others to come to Christ.
In today’s entry, Angela Finet, the devotional author, shows us how we are to be like John the Baptist, pointing to Jesus. Although my list of “I’ve thought” ideas is connected with that concept, until today, I had never thought of myself as being in the role of John the Baptist.
What an important responsibility we have–to live so that our lives reflect the light of Christ, to live as a light pointing to Him!