Continuing a series that I spoke at Eagles Nest Church. If you would like a free CD copy, email your home address to me.
I love Christmas lights! As you can see by my Christmas tree (see previous post). As I put my tree up I layer tons of lights on every branch. They are so beautiful to me! Lights, candles… I love them all.
Apparently the Lord does too! He refers to Himself as THE light.
John 12:46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. NIV Have you ever known darkness? I have. I have walked through times in my life that were so dark it took every ounce of faith I had to reach out to the Lord. Times of pain, heartache and loneliness.
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.” NIV It was in those times of darkness that I found Him to be Hope to me. He was light to my darkness.
Life can break your heart. God can heal it.
Picture a gymnasium. All the lights are turned out, it’s pitch black. Then in the middle of the room someone lights a tiny match. Even though the darkness is much greater…it can not hold back the light. Light always dispels the darkness!
When we open our hearts to God, we let His light shine on us and no darkness can overtake His light. Hope will spring forth out of the darkest times if we look to Him.
He is life, He is joy, He is hope, He IS light! One of my favorite verses: Rom 15:13 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. NIV When you see all the Christmas lights this season, think about Him, He is the true Light of Life!!!
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