Thursday, December 22, 2011

We Gotta Let the Light Shine

I am doing a short study on the book of John with some fabulous ladies I know.  I love studying the Bible, thinking how God inspired every single one of those words on those pages, how he used some very random people to tell his story, just amazing to me.  Tonight as I was finishing up some questions for tomorrow's discussion it's like I was smacked in the face with some truth. 

Not get back on that soapbox about Christmas and Happy Holidays, but one thing that gets me is that Christ can be celebrated more than just one day a year, which I know that, you know that, but it's the others that don't know that {ADD Moment-nope not referring to Lost}.  We should celebrate Jesus every single day, like seriously, every day.  I am just so bothered that people don't do this, you know.  Anyways, this year has really made me look at Christmas totally different.  Last year I felt way more emotionally tied to Mary, just having a baby myself, I am sure most of it was hormones, but truly, I felt like I could totally empathize with her.  This year I have been going through "Truth in the Tinsel" with Molly.  We have been studying every aspect of of the Christmas story, like every detail you usually pass by, or skim over.  It's been awesome, I have gotten so much out of it, and I am the adult :)

So with all of that said, and coming across this verse tonight and really meditating on it..."The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." John 1:5, and then this verse..."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 1:14

Full of unfailing love and faithfulness...wow, really, wow.  If we are to imitate that, I have a lot of work to do!  So with Christmas coming remember to shine your light in the darkness, be extra nice to that chick at the mall you would like to say some things to in line, give up that last cookie at your family Christmas party, shine Jesus everywhere, and not just on Christmas, every day.

This song might give you some encouragement, it does for me...

5 comments:

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Yes, yes, yes! Shine Jesus everywhere! What a great song... thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!!

Veronica said...

These are some great things to think about! I love this song too!

Holly said...

I so agree. We should be celebrating Jesus every day and being kind to others to every day!

Kristin said...

Such a great post, Kate!

Jenilee said...

your header family picture is beautiful!