Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Light Leads to Light

The star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.  Matthew 2:9

The wisemen, led by a star, were brought to The Star.

A star rises from Jacob, a scepter from Israel.  Numbers 24:17

The wisemen, led by light, were brought to The Light.

And now the LORD says . . . "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth."  Isaiah 49:6

Jesus, the Light of the World, tells us to follow Him and do as He has done.  We are to be light to those around us.  We are to love as He loves and give as He gives.  We are to live righteously, in goodness and truth.  We are to make the most of every opportunity, to reach out to those in need, so that we clearly reveal The Way for them.  We are to illumine the world around us so that others may see and know The Light that came to those walking in great darkness 2,000 years ago still shines today through us. 

We are to shine like stars to lead others to The Star.   


"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you
 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn."
Isaiah 60:1-3

Let's live lives worthy as children of light.  Let's shine.



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17 comments:

hip-chick said...

Amen

Bobbi said...

He's the BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR! Amen!!

Wanda said...

May our lights shine brighter and brighter for Him. Happy WFW!

Cranberry Morning said...

We have every reason to shine! Our risen Lord has rescued us from sin and death and delights in His children!

Pia said...

amen! i am reminded again of one of the preaching in our church that christians should not just blend with the world. we have to shine. we have to be the light for the others to see the Light. it's all about Him.

lori said...

Girlfriend! When we shine we "wait well!" This is beautiful and awesome! A blessing to me today! LOVE that tree!!

SHINE!
peace and wishes for a BLESSED Christmas!

lori

Terra said...

Oh I do want to shine like a star and share my love for Him, and how He loves us all!

Harter said...

Great post! Happy Word-filled Wednesday!

Jenifer said...

"We are to shine like stars to lead others to The Star."

Oh, how I pray I shine brightly for Him so that others can see the beauty of my Jesus.

Merry Christmas!!
Jenifer

Angel said...

Love this! Thank you and God bless you.

e-Mom said...

You chose some fantastic verses, my friend. I've never seen this one: A star rises from Jacob, a scepter from Israel. Numbers 24:17

It's particularly meaningful to me this morning because I've been watching our DVD called The Star of Bethlehem... a Christmas clasic at our house. Oh my! God is wondrous. Considered the King star, The Star of B represents Jesus of course, just as your verse above intimates.

Isaiah 60:1-3 is a good one to meditate on at Christmas too.

Happy WFW! ((Hugs))

Amydeanne said...

Amen!

lisasmith said...

I love this verse from Isaiah; it's one of my favy Christmas verses!!!

And your blog is so stinkin' cute!!!

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Awesome picture and wonderfully encouraging Bible verses. Thank you for such a delightful Word-Filled Wednesday!

theemissarysfeet said...

Amen, let our light shine in this dark world!

Nan said...

Merry Chrisrmas and Happy New Year 2011.

Best Wishes and Happiness.

follow you from blog hop.

Nan.
http://beonefineday.blogspot.com/2010/12/follow-me-monday-dec-202010.html

Sharon Kirby said...

Children of the Light - isn't that such a beautiful thought?

I was reminded of a song that I used to sing when I was a little girl - This Little Light of Mine.

Some of the words - This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine...Hide it under a bushel, NO! I'm gonna let it shine. Won't let Satan blow it out, I'm gonna let it shine. Let it shine til Jesus comes...

I'm gonna let it shine.

Only the Light of the World could shine so brightly that we shine just by the reflection of His love.

Have a very Merry Christmas and GOD BLESS!

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