In Matthew chapters one and two we can read about events surrounding the birth of Jesus.
Matthew tells us about the wise men who came from the east to Jerusalem to see the baby Jesus.
God had guided them to the birth place of Jesus in Judea by means of a bright shining star.
In the Bible, people often saw God’s glory as a bright light.
The Apostle John tells us that in Christ is life and the life is the Light of men.
In Revelation 22:16 Jesus refers to Himself as the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.
Christmas is the time of the year when we make an extra effort to let our Christian Light shine as bright as it can shine.
By practicing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we Christians follow in the footsteps of Christ as the true Lights of Christmas.
We are Christian Lights of Christmas because we are the Lights of Christ.
How are we the Lights of Christ?
Jesus Christ spoke in John 8:12; saying:
“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Our Christian way of life is founded in the Light of Jesus’ life.
Our Christian way of life is the light of our lives.
The Bible tells us that no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid in Jesus Christ.
The Foundation of our Christian Light is the Gospel of Christ.
As Christian Lights of Christ, we are God’s children working to achieve His will during our time on earth.
Paul writes in 1 Corinthians Chapter15: verses3 and 4;
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
We believe this message delivered to us by the Apostle Paul in God’s Word,
We believe that Jesus' death made it possible for all to receive the Salvation of God through Christ. As imitators of Christ Jesus, life, we are Lights of Christ in the world.
Our belief and faith in the Word of God through Jesus Christ powers our Christian light.
Our light shines bright as we practice the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
When we accept Jesus as our Lord and savior, He turns on the Christian light of life in our lives.
The light of Jesus’ life lights up and shines through our Christian lives.
Matthew Chapter 5 verse 14 tells us that we are the light of the world.
Matthew Chapter 5 verse 16 also tells us to: Let our lights shine before men, that they may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven.
As lights of Christ our lives should show the light that is in Jesus Christ to the glory and honor of God.
The Light of Christ that is now in us is the light of His love, peace and good will.
God's love was shown to us in the giving of His Son Jesus for the salvation of the world.
Jesus continued God's love by dying on the Cross to save mankind.
Jesus symbolizes love, peace and good will to all men and women on earth.
Our lives on earth should demonstrate Jesus’ love, peace, and good will to all people.
The Light of Christ that is now in us is the light of His mercy, kindness, and compassion.
God's mercy, kindness and compassion was shown in giving Jesus for our sins.
God's mercy, kindness, and compassion continued through the acts of Jesus as He healed the sick and gave hope to the needy.
We must do all we can to show mercy, kindness and compassion by comforting the sick and giving hope to those in need.
The Light of Christ that is now in us is the light of His humility:
The Bible says that when Jesus found Himself in the form of a man He humbled Himself.
1 Peter Chapter 5 verses 5 and 6 says: Likewise, you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for
God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.
As men and women of God we are not to think of ourselves as better than others.
As we love and help each other God blesses us all.