With the left over turkey still in the refrigerator and a fresh cut Christmas tree in the back of my pick up truck I have entered the season of light. This month people from all kinds of languages, tribes and nations will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The Bible says that He is the real light, the light that comes into the world and shines on all mankind (John 1:9)
I love light in all its beautiful forms; the sun, the moon, peaceful candlelight and even the sparkle in a child’s eye. The Bible teaches us many things about being light in a world that is getting darker. I absolutely love how the apostle Paul puts it in Ephesians 5:8-10
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.
Now! Put some emphasis on the word 'now' and read it again. Now, we are called ‘light’, it is our new name, it is our new job, it is our new character. Light… as opposed to what we once were. Living as children of light is therefore not an option for the person who believes, it is an assignment! It shows the world that we have stepped from darkness into His marvelous light.
When we find out what pleases the Lord, we can do more than just shine, we will bring forth certain fruit! Our life will produce goodness, righteousness and truth!
Being children of light calls for a certain lifestyle, not just during the month of December, but always! Please, make sure you live not a day longer in darkness. You don't have to, no matter what the circumstances are! Make the decision to step from darkness into light. Whosoever believes that Jesus is the real light that came into the world will be able to say "now I am light in the Lord!