We’re starting New Testament study in church this year. I’m excited, I got a great love for the New Testatment as I read it along with The Living Christ last year at Christmas. I was reading this AM when this scripture caught me
John 1:4 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how lucky I am to have really felt the spirit with me through my whole life. Sure, there have been dark times when maybe I wasn’t as close to it as I would have liked to have been but I have always knew that God loved me and that if I did the right things I could have the peace of the spirit with me.
I’ve also always loved the metaphor of Jesus and light. Without light you can’t see a thing. You are lost. I’m sure some of you have been in a cave where they turn out the lights and wow, it is dark, and scary. But, just one little light — a cell phone, a pen light and your eyes can see a little. How grateful you are for that light.
But to have the light near you and to not recognize it. That must be hard. I guess we can all get to a point where we don’t recognize the light because we’ve turned so far from it.
I just think we need to remember to look for the light. Look for the good in others, see tiny miracles in those around us. I want to share light with those who might be seeking for it. I’m hoping to make that one of my new years resolutions.
Anyway, those are my thoughts for the day. I hope there is plenty of light in your life today. I love looking at Christmas lights during this festive time. I can’t BELIEVE how many amazing light displays are set to music around here, it’s been really fun to drive around and look at them. I’m glad that light is a symbol of the holidays, it is such a good reminder.