Thursday, December 21

Romans 13:11-12

And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 

Have you ever seen a child running around with light-up sneakers? They are so excited about that light, especially when it’s dark! I once saw a child running around with his shiny shoes, then stopping to see them, yet when he stopped the lights stopped flashing. He would run and stop, run and stop. The poor guy never got to see the light unless he was moving!

The same is not true for us as we look for Christ’s light.

Stopping to look does not mean Christ’s light in us grows dim. Thankfully, Jesus is not a pair of children’s sneakers! Christ’s light continues even when we stop.

Light comes in quiet reflections, and we must remember that the way to move toward Christmas includes resting in His love.

Pray: Help me to remember that, even though my calendar is filled with sparkly joyous events, joy comes in stillness too. Amen