Last night the children of our Christian Day School, grades preschool -8 raised their sweet voices, sharing the most precious gift of the Christmas season – the birthday of the Savior. Special lights in the gym glowed upon stars dangling from the ceiling and gave the image of what the shepherds may have experienced so long ago.
As I drove home, many houses were decorated with beautiful lights. The normally dark parkway was lit in a glorious way, making my usual lack of night driving skills a little less difficult.
We need light to guide our way. Our path on earth is darkened by the ugliness of sin and reaches into every nook and cranny of our existence. If we don’t have Jesus with us on this journey, we easily lose our way. Jesus’ light is our salvation. He is like a lighthouse, guiding the ships to their ports through every tempest. He is the Light of the world. Let’s never forget the real reason we celebrate this time of year and reflect the light of our Lord as His royal sons and daughters.
Children stare in awe at the ornaments and lights
Each sparkle puts a twinkle in their eyes.
The cookies in the oven, the tantalizing bites,
The gifts of Christmas come in every size.
The special clothes and widened smiles are evidence complete,
That something extra special waits right there,
Beneath the tree of balsam in a box wrapped oh so sweet.
It’s Christmas and the perfect time to share.
As children sing their songs to God in heaven above,
Let’s take the time to ponder what it means.
That on that day of Jesus birth our greatest gift was love,
A love that takes our sins away and cleans.
And so we join their voices and with a childlike trust.
We thank our Savior for redeeming us to life.
He’s dulled death’s sting and stomped it in the dust.
With Him we now can tolerate all strife.