Don’t hide the light
One fun thing to do around Christmas is to drive around and see all the lights. I remember being a kid and riding around for hours with my family just to see all the neighborhoods and their outdoor Christmas lights. Some people in the last few years have gone above and beyond to make light shows that are synced to music that you can watch from your car (I don’t want to know what their electricity bill is during December)! Whether it’s simple or complex, there is something spectacular about seeing houses lighting up the night sky with Christmas lights.
Lights are meant to be seen
In a similar way, Jesus reminds us today that we (you and I) are the light of the world. We should not hide the hope, joy, love, and peace inside of us, but rather share it with those who we come in contact with every day. In the same way that we see the Christmas lights and decorations around our neighborhoods, we should be a light in the open for people to see.
“You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” - Matthew 5:14-16
How can you be a light this Christmas season? Simple acts of kindness, inviting someone to a Christmas service, or just sharing a Cup Of Cheer are all ways that you can be a light that is seen this Christmas season. It’s not about how bright your light can shine (we are not in a contest with one another); it’s about sharing that light with others this Christmas season.
Lights are meant to be seen, and we have a great opportunity to share that light with people we encounter this Christmas season! If you would like more information about what we are doing this Christmas at Highlands, you can find all that information on our ChrsitmasAtHighlands.com page.