The Dancing Puritan

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Lights



Scripture Reading: Luke 2:30-32

Lights are a vital part of our Christmas celebrations. The Christmas tree is filled with lights. We light candles on an Advent Wreath and we enjoy the candlelight service at our church. Many people drape their homes in lights. Simeon referred to Jesus as "a light" in Luke 2:32. Jesus referred to His disciples as "light" in Matthew 5:14.  As the Christian shines as a light, his godly life points to the brightness of Jesus.

Family Activity

Load the family in your vehicle and take a night drive through town. Survey the many different kinds of lights and decorations that you notice. You will likely see many thousands of lights on even a short drive around town. Sing holiday songs together as you drive and enjoy the beauty of sparkling lights against the night sky. Stop by a local restaurant and enjoy some dessert. Talk about the significance of Jesus as the Light. He is our clarity in a world of confusion and darkness. Think of ways that your family can shine as lights in a world that is shrouded by sin.

"Light dawns in the darkness for the upright" (Psalm 112:4).

Prayer

Our Father in heaven, thank You that Jesus has come and brought light into a world darkened in sin. Thank You for the hope that we have in Christ. Help our family to shine as bright lights in a world of darkness. May our lives point to Jesus who is the light of the world. Amen.

Today's post is from Family Worship for the Christmas Season by Ray Rhodes. To order click beneath the picture and send us a message.