DECEMBER 18, 2020    

When we read John 8:12, it says, “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.’”

In this day and age, when we have so much that seems to be going so wrong, we need to remember that Jesus is all the light we need. This is the time we need to remember to take our eyes off the darkness around us and turn to Jesus. This is the time to find hope, joy, and light. We need to remember that Advent means “it’s finally here.”

With the celebration of the birth of Jesus, we can remember that the light of the world has come. He came to show us that God is with us.

Putting God first in one’s life was the lifestyle of Jesus Christ. Quite alone many times in his life of service, he set the example of being brave enough to please God in spite of the world. The world promised him an earthly kingdom, but for our sakes he became as a lamb led to slaughter.

Regardless of worldly rewards, this season needs to help us to remember that our major purpose in life is to live for service to God, should it not? Let us learn to be a candle of light in the darkness.

Paula B. Rainwater

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