It is the season of business, shopping, spending, spending more, wrapping, putting up lights, being in crowded places, standing in long lines, oh, and did I say spend? All for Christmas. But wait. Isn't it Christ Mas? The reason for the season Jesus? For most of us, we know that it is the day we, as Christians, celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus. But it's almost like after that, we stop. We forget that He actually grew up. OK, so, ready? Here it is, plain and simple:
A Savior has been born!
and YOU Can find Him!
It really is that simple, and the greatest news ever. Today, we can find Him, Jesus, Emmanuel. And when we find Him, we will shine. Not because of anything we do, but simply because He is in us and He shines. Then we are called to let our light shine - that's where the "do" comes in. Now, we have to peel off the layers of human so that we can shine for all to see. It is time to shine. People need to see the light. And if we all shine, we will be the city of hope people need to see and they will run to it, they will run to Jesus.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.
Instead they put it on its stand, and it give light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before men,
that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
Shine Today. As long as it is called today, SHINE.