Let Your Light Shine

By Blesson Mathew, Partnership Coordinator

We often hear during the holiday season to keep Christ in Christmas, but has that become something we say since we hear it all of the time? What if we actually did something to impact our culture and how we portray Christmas? Yes, we can still say, “keep Christ in Christmas”, but how about making it a bit more personal and saying, “keep Christ in us this Christmas”?

 Galatians 2:20 says, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

During the Christmas season, it can be easy to get caught up by the massive, beautiful tree in Rockefeller Center, decorations over vast areas, shopping, endless sales, and houses lit up with lights. In all this holiday spirit we can find a way to let that light in us shine to others, and it can be in the simplest of ways. Are we willing to let the Christ that lives in us be exposed and spread like wildfire into this world?

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 5:15

Christ is best displayed in Christmas, not through colorful lights, words or displays, but through you and me, through our affection and love for others, while enjoying the season and all it has to offer. Is your light shining this holiday season? 

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