Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sweet Sunday: Matthew 5:14-16

"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven."
-Matthew 5:14-16

Somewhere between Christmas lights, year-end parties, warm clothes, finals, shopping for presents, wrapping paper, and a spruce tree covered in glass balls, I feel like we can all lose sight of the reason for the merry season.

This Christmas season, let's not forget that now is the time to take advantage of being the "light of the world." This morning at church, I was reminded just how many opportunities there really are to share God's word. Whether it is serving meals to the homeless, donating warm clothing, or sending school supplies to missions in Haiti, there are hundreds of ways to share God's everlasting love and compassion this Christmas season.

But, let's not forget the most impactful thing you can do for an individual/group - pray. Prayer is a powerful thing, as I've tried to elude to in my prior blogs. Our pastor this morning encouraged us to pray for school teachers and students of all ages. We all know that seniors in college, high schoolers, and 5th graders alike are all ready to finish up with studying and trade in for some free time at home. So, let's all take a moment to pray for everyone who has finals coming up within the next two weeks, that comfort and patience can wrap around them all!

This Christmas season, let's celebrate God's holy son, the Light to the World more than ever before!

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