The After Aglow
Well, it's the day after. The excitement is hushed, but the aroma of Christmas still lingers in the air while this years' holiday memories will soon be framed for the future.
Yes, Christmas 2017 has skirted by and the New Year is right around the corner. But have you taken just a few minutes to sit and enjoy the remainder of the season? To enjoy your Christmas Tree that will soon be dismantled and stored away until next year?
I have a challenge for you today. Simple but memorable. Take a few minutes out of your day to rest. While doing so, enjoy the beauty of your tree. But, first, you are to view it with the lights on. Now, here’s the challenge, get up and unplug the lights and what do you see? It’s not the same, is it? What a difference. It's dead. It's dull. It’s lost its luster and its shine.
Why? The lights tend to bring out aglow as they reflect upon each ornament. If we think about it, it's just like our walk with The Lord. When we walk close to Him, He brings His light of glory into our lives and allows us to shine for Him.
Without His light living on the inside of us, we are just like the dead branches on that tree. Yes, the ornaments are there, but the lights are dim, dull and unsubstantial. Oh, but when it's suddenly plugged in —the room is illuminated with a breathtaking glow!
So even though Christmas Day has passed, it's not too late to want, to desire, to seek the true light of the world to shine in your life today and forevermore. The light of the world, Jesus.