Posted by Lisa Lewis Koster - - 1 comments

 As Christmas nears I think of Jesus descending from the glory of heaven to take on human flesh. In him was life, and that life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.  (John 1:4-5)

Looking at the darkness that surrounds me, it's easy to think of Jesus as the Light of the World. What's almost incomprehensible is that He thinks of you and me as the light of the world, yet that's exactly what He says in our next Scripture Memory Verse:
 
Y - You are the light of the world.  Matthew 5:14
 
Of course, the difference between Jesus being the Light and you and I being the light is as great as the difference between the sun and the moon. 

Literally. 

Like the sun, God's Son is the source of the light He shines.  We are like the moon, reflecting the light we absorb from the Son. 

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Of course, a few things need to take place if we are to reflect the Son.  First, we need to spend time in His presence so we have something to reflect.  How are you doing with that?  We can find ourselves so busy preparing for the Christmas holiday that we neglect Christ.  It's important we examine our schedules - and maybe even weed a few things out - so we don't forget Christ this Christmas. 

Next, we need to position ourselves in a place in need of light.  We don't appreciate the light reflected off the moon during the daytime because there's no need for it.  Where can you reflect the light of Christ? 

By showing patience in a crowded mall?

Giving a generous tip to a harried waitress?

Being understanding of a weary cashier?

Helping a family in need?

My husband is undergoing major surgery and will be hospitalized for several days.  It's my prayer that as I wait I can be light to someone who desperately needs it.  Where will you be light?


Lisa

Only one verse to go and we will complete our journey from A to Z!  I have been so blessed by learning these verses; I want you to be blessed too! You can jump in anywhere at any time. Here are the verses we've learned so far. Won't you join us? A-Z versepacks - a set of business cards with a verse printed on each - may still be available. Contact Darlene at darlenedykstra@yahoo.com.

A - As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15b

B – Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. Acts 16:31

C – Create in me a pure heart, O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

DDevote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2

EEvery good and perfect gift is from above James 1:17

F – For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love, and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

G – God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

H – How awesome is the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth. Psalm 47:2

I – It is for freedom that Christ has set us free! Galatians 5:1

J – Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

K – Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Psalm 34:13

L - Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30

M – May Your unfailing love be my comfort. Psalm 119:76

NNothing is too hard for God. Jeremiah 32:17b

O – O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:1

PPut on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:11

Q - In quietness and trust is your strength. Isaiah 30:15b

R - Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Exodus 20:8

S - Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2

T - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

U - Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it. Proverbs 16:22
V - Victory rests with the Lord. Proverbs 21:31b

W - We Love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

X - Exalt the Lord our God, worship at His footstool; He is holy. Psalm 99.5

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  1. Pam says:

    I agree, Lisa. In this dark world, the light of the Lord in us is so much needed! May you know Him surrounding you and your husband in his light, life and healing...

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