Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
Celebrating the Gifts of Christmas 2015…
Today we celebrate the gift of Light, but not just any light the Christmas Light. “He (John the Baptist, including us) was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.” (John 1:8–11, NKJV)
I know it’s not funny, but isn’t it funny how history has a way of repeating itself? Thousands of years ago the Apostle John wrote Jesus was the Light of the world, the Christmas Light illuminated a darkened world yet the world looked elsewhere for Light. And now a couple of thousand years later because of political pressure, commercialization, and materialism the Christmas Light once again shines in a darkened world and the world looks elsewhere.
Like early those believers who walked and lived in the Christmas Light long ago the burden (a burden?) of lighting a darkened world falls on us. Lighting a darkened world would be a burden without the Gift of Light given us! “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God… And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.” (John 1:12–13, 6, NKJV)
The Christmas Light not only shines in us but through us as well. It is a Light that cannot be extinguished. It is a light that will never succumb to the darkness. It is a Light that not only illuminates but empowers as well. It is a Light for all occasions and circumstances. It is a GREAT LIGHT, “The people (that’s you, that’s me) who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined.” (Isaiah 9:2, NKJV)
We are NOT the LIGHT but we HAVE the LIGHT and all we need do is to SHINE and let the LIGHT do the illuminating!
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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The Giftedness of Jesus is he not only came into the world to save us who were once lost but also to forever remain in us giving us the richness of God!
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Scriptures marked NKJV have been taken from The New King James Version. (1982). Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.