Tuesday, December 8, 2009


"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light." Is.9:2

My favorite part of Christmas decorations is the Christmas tree and my favorite part of that is the multicolored lights I put up that remind me of my childhood tree. I especially love the way the lights shine on the glittery glass balls.

My plan is to turn out all the lights so that it is very dark and nothing can be seen. Then, I turn on the tree and light gleams and shines and radiates all over the whole room.

It was a very dark time in the history of the world. Rome and its soldiers were in control of nearly every facet of life. Into this world, Jesus came and shone so brightly. The people saw a great light.

The more you look at the tree lights, the more beautiful they seem. When we look deeply at Jesus during Advent (the four weeks before Christmas,) we see more and more of His radiance.

Some people don't like my lights. Some people didn't like Jesus. But what a contrast against the night!

Prayer: Father, I thank you for the True Light that came into our world at Christmas. Thank you for all that He means. Amen.


  1. Yes, that is Kat Stephens on my blog. I heard this song and loved it.

    Blessings and hugs, andrea

  2. Andrea - the song was very nice.

  3. Thank you for your prayers and kind words to me about my mom! Merry Christmas!

  4. Beautiful devotional! Thank you.

    Susan :)

  5. AMEN! I love thinking about the lamp that Jesus said gives light to the whole house. He is a consuming fire!

  6. Yes, He does shine brightly in the darkness. He overcomes it, in fact. May we reflect Him.

    Wonderful post-beautifully written, Nancy.

  7. In His light, no darkness can hide. I love it! :O)

  8. And when it's light out, we can barely see the lights on the tree--they DO shine brighter when it's darkest out.

  9. We lit our 2nd Advent candle on Sunday.. He is the light..
    Love to you

  10. Terri - I am continuing to pray for you and your mom. I am believing for great things from a faithful healing God.

    Wylie - God, a consuming fire. That just gets to me. I love it.