“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
The Christmas season can be one of light, whether on our Christmas trees, in our windows, on our homes, or blinking off the end of our noses! The Bible has a lot to teach us about the concept of light any time of the year.
First, a broken contact will destroy the effectiveness of a light. Whether it comes from a broken fixture or something else interrupting the flow of electric current into the bulb, without direct contact with its power source, a light bulb simply will not function.
As Christians, we realize the importance of staying in contact with our Savior, Jesus Christ. When we allow sin into our lives, we lose that contact. A bad attitude can also turn off the light of our effective Christian witness.
On the other hand, when we stay in contact, we will tend to live our lives for others, feel cleaner, have happy and joyful lives, and have the power to say no to temptation. Even more importantly, others will see our light and want to know more about our God.
Second, it is vitally important not to move past the power point. 1 John 1:5 teaches that God is light. The closer we are to Him, the brighter our light will shine. If we move too far away, we will lose our power, just as if the connection were to be interrupted.
As Christians, it is vital that we stay “plugged in” to our power source of Jesus Christ. Just as a very long extension cord will not carry power all the way to its destination, we will have no power when we are far from our Lord.
James 4:8 reminds us that as we grow closer to God, He will come near to us as well. It is vital not only for our young students, but also for all of us to grow nearer to God and His will for our lives.
As we begin to celebrate the Christmas season, let’s all commit to be unified to the source of everything good and powerful, our Lord Jesus Christ, the One whose birth we remember on December 25.