Candles are my favorite thing about winter – particularly red candles that smell like apple cinnamon. There’s something calming and cozy about the warm steady flicker.
Candles remind me of the Light of the World – Jesus, John 8:12, “ I am the light of the world.”
Because of Adam’s sin in the garden of Eden, the Earth was cursed, and light was gone. But Jesus came to Earth to bring light.
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes on him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Christmas celebrates hope has come! I pray that the hope and the light of Jesus would enter your heart this season. Reach out to us today, we’d love to pray with you!
As followers of Christ, we become lights, spreading His light to others. Just like lighting a candle! We share the flame with others and light their candle, which brightens their lives, because they now have accepted Christ and brought His light into their lives! And that’s how we begin to brighten our corner of the world, as the old hymn goes.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Think of all the ways, just this year even, that we can bring the light of Jesus into others’ lives. Disease, loneliness, fighting ….– Jesus is the Light – WE are image bearers of His light – so through Christ this Christmas we can have joy, healing, togetherness, peace, love, consideration for others, esteeming others better than ourselves, compassion for those in need, reaching out with the Word of God and the love of Christ – first in our own hearts, then in our homes, to our neighbors, in our communities, churches, to the lost world around us – who need Christ!
Here are some festive ways to be a light: volunteering at a homeless shelter, baking goodies, caroling door to door, and inviting people to your church’s nativity play. Or, to stay away from the virus, put on your own play as a family and share it with Facebook friends. As kids we loved re-enacting the Christmas story dressing up in our parents’ bathrobes!
As candles bless your home with light and delicious smells, may God’s light fill your home and heart.
Blog written by Rebekah Wright