Monday, December 2, 2013

You could be a Star!

every day...
Can you imagine following a star to the place where Jesus lay in the manger? Watching in anticipation as the star leads you across a desert terrain to a stable to visit a King!

The Bible tells us in Matthew 2:2 that the wise men saw his star in the east and came to worship him. 

Can we shine as bright as the star that first led the wise men to Jesus? 

Just a few short chapters over in Matthew 5:16 the Bible instructs us to "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven." I believe that is exactly what the star was doing that night in Bethlehem; shining for men to see his good works and glorifying him. Once we accept Jesus, he begins a good work in us.  His Holy Spirit can shine through us so men can see his glory. 

Sometimes I think I make a special trip to the hardware store to buy a dimmer switch for my glorious light. Do you ever feel the same? You know we can keep hitting our dimmer switches until you can't see Jesus in us at all. The good news is we have control of how brightly our lights shine for Jesus. 

So how can we let our lights shine? Live for him and not ourselves. Do his good work! Share the glorious news of Christ! Wouldn't it be amazing if our lights were so bright people were blinded like Paul?  You've always wanted to be a star, haven't you?  Now’s your chance!  You could be that star this Christmas that leads someone to Jesus!

Share in a comment how you're letting your light shine this Christmas...

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