A Bright Light

We have an electrical problem at our house.  If the TV, fireplace and garage lights are all on at the same time, and then I try to blow dry my hair--it's not gonna work. 

When this happens, I have to go out to the cold dark garage to find the breaker box. There have been a few times when I actually went out into the darkness and kept moving in the general direction of the breaker box when I realized, I can't see anything.

I'd return to the house and look for my phone to use it as a flashlight.  Once I was in the light, I could find the breaker box and get the lights back on.

In Isaiah 9:2, there is an announcement in scripture that a bright light is coming and that  light will shine on all people giving them a way out of the darkness.  The coming of that bright light is what the story of Christmas is all about.

In John 1:4-5 it says,  “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” 

There are 13 days left until Christmas.  These next two weeks will be filled with shopping, eating and celebrating.  Even thought this is a time of bright lights, cheer and happiness--some of those around us are still in darkness. 

I have a vivid memory of groping around in my cold dark garage trying to bring light to the darkness all on my own,  but That wasn't going to happen.  I needed a light to free me from darkness.

Jesus is the bright light who has come into the world to disperse the darkness, and He has commissioned each of us to be lights as well.

Don't miss your opportunity this Christmas to be a Bright Light in the darkness.


  1. We all need a light to free us from darkness. Great devotional! Thanks!

  2. We have the awesome job in sharing Jesus with others this season! Thank you for the encouragement!

  3. One of the ideas I'm pondering more this year is how much darker night was then. There were no street lights. No artificial lights at all. The shepherds saw SO many more stars than we are capable of seeing in most places of the world. How much does this artificial light of our own making distract us from the real light of Christ? We do so desperately need His light today! God bless!

  4. We are all called to be a light in the darkness and I pray I can especially in these days leading up to Christmas. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Beverly.

  5. I pray that I will shine His love every moment. :-)

  6. Amen. I want to help shine the light. Thank you for this encouragement.

  7. Yes - we need to be a light more than anything else. I get anxious when I think of all I have to before Christmas - now 10 days away. But I need to keep redirecting my gaze to the light of the world - the whole reason we are celebrating - not presents!


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