It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Chapter 12, Page 29, Book 16

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. 

Harlan Miller

The 5th day of Christmas…December 29th

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

Desmond Tutu

On this 5th day of Christmas, I am challenged to seek the light that Christ gave us for Christmas.

Light is essential to our daily lives.  We would never try to walk at night on a strange and unfamiliar path with out some source of light.  

 Christmas lights remind us that we are no longer in the dark. Christmas should not be a once a year event so that we remain mindful of how it is to walk in the light. Walking in the light means being humble, loving unconditionally, and forgiving as we are forgiven.

The good news that we hear on Christmas is that we are not alone as we walk in the light, because Emmanuel is with us. Keeping that in mind we now understand why everyday is Christmas because the truth is: Christmas is in our hearts. And for as long as we live our light shines in our daily living , the gift of light is not just given for a season but for all eternity. Christmas is forever.

GOD is light and there is not any darkness in HIM.

1 John 1:5

Light is an important Christmas symbol. The festive lights we turn on and the candles we light are signs of hope. The light that shone in that simple stable in Bethlehem can continue to shine in our hearts today. It can be a light that guides us and shines before others.

 Light itself provides warmth and comfort. Just as we share our light with others by loving and caring for them.

Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique and too soon gone. 

Deborah Whipp

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


jack69 said...

Boy, do you strike a cord on light. This is the darkest neighborhood that we have ever lived in. Comparing it to life is easy, We would never stumble around without some help. The same in our personal lives, we need LIGHT! A real guiding light!

Mevely317 said...

What a lovely perspective, Ma.
For as long as I can remember, I've preferred the shorter, darker days. I need to remind myself of these words during our summer days when we pray for clouds to mute the merciless sunshine.

Like the opening line from a favorite prayer, "The light of God surrounds us....."

betty said...

I am so glad Jesus is the light of the world and that he wants us to shine his light as we live our lives. I am thankful that we are reaching the point where it stays just a bit brighter every day before the dark settles in. I definitely prefer light over dark.



Keeping that holiday spirit alive all year is important for sure.