Buon Natale

Ruth Hallstead
Matthew 5:14-16
Jesus’ birth was marked by a star. Its incredible light led the wise men to visit him, and when they found him “they were overjoyed”! While we may not be able to follow a star to find Baby Jesus, he is in our hearts. So we should be overjoyed as well! And that star? Its light is still around. We are called to show that light to others, to lead them to Jesus, or at the very least show them His love. Especially in this season of cold, short days and hectic busyness, we can be a light to those around us. Whether we bring that light through a smile, a hug, holding a door open, or simply taking a moment to enjoy the moment we’re in, we have the power to bring the joy of Jesus’ birth this season. He was a light in the darkness, all those years ago. Now it is our turn. Take the light within, and shine it brightly. Don’t hide it under a bushel. And certainly don’t let anyone blow it out!
You bring light to the darkness. We are overjoyed to be able to be in Your presence, especially in this season of joy and stress, of bright lights, and sometimes darkness. Allow us to spread Your joy and light to those who need it this Christmas. Help us to keep Your light bright, no matter what.

P.S. Sorry if This Little Light of Mine is stuck in your head now

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