Today the idea to bring Light to the World was to share a scripture on social media. Instead of searching for my favorite scripture, I wanted to read about Christ’s birth. As I began reading in Matthew, I was quickly reminded of the other key figures during this season, Mary and Joseph. “And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.” Matthew 1:16 Mary was a very special young woman who was given the honor and the burden of bearing and rearing Jesus. Joseph must have been a kind and patient person who had a deep respect for God and for his wife. I am thankful for their faith and their sacrifices. Something else that I found to be inspiring was how all the events of Jesus’s early life was a fulfillment of prophecy. The circumstances, the places and the sequence of events was all foretold.
I am so thankful for the chance to ponder on Christ’s birth and what it means to me. I love the Light of the World initiative because we are reminded of how Christ lived his life, close to his Father and serving everyone around him. If I bring light to one person this season I will have succeeded.
May you feel God’s love and light during this Christmas season and always.