She volunteers in her local soup kitchen serving food with a smile and a gracious word. They look forward to seeing her there because her presence has become an encouragement. They can see bright Light shining through her.
He helps construct a house that will be someone’s home, teaching the younger man working with him with patience and kindness. The younger man does his very best to do things well and looks forward to going to work every day just so he can see that bright Light again.
She works hard to meet her deadlines so her co workers can meet theirs. She works cheerfully and well, often solving problems before anyone else finds out about them. The others love to work with her because she inspires them to do their best work too…and because they can see the bright Light that shines through her.
He works long days and into the evening preparing the soil for growth. He smiles as he waters and nurtures the tender young plants coming from the earth bringing new life. He is a wise source of inspiration to those who work along side because there is this bright Light that is always on…
She spends more time than is expected of her to see that every detail is in order and that all is ready for every committment. Her gracious attention to detail ensures a smooth and pleasant experience even when the unexpected comes. There is alway a Plan B or C ready to be implemented. There are many happy apreciative people who see clearly that the bright Light is ON!
Where did the Light come from?
…from a tiny baby boy born in a dark place 2000 years ago. His Light still shines. Through you, through me.
When you give water to the thirsty, food to the hungry, give your extra clothes to the poor, when you care for the sick, visit those in prison, or show hospitality to the stranger. (Matt 25: 35-36) Maybe we can’t all do all these things, but what we can do allows the Light to shine on.
How do you capture this Light? You just have to recieve it…it’s free…no strings attached…Believe.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”. John 3:16
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”. John 1:5
Welcome the Child and His love this year as never before. Shine On!