SPARKLE AND GLITZ is all around at Christmastime. Ribbon that sparkles, ornaments adorned with glitz, houses with bright lights, glowing candles in windows, and sweatshirts bedecked with lighted and twinkling decorations. All of these “light-ups” and more signal festivity and merriment as we anticipate the day of celebration.
Athletes are known for their SPARKLE AND GLITZ on the courts and fields of play. Radiating drive, determination and a strong will to win, they carry out their expertise with an obvious sparkle of intention that lights up their every move.
SPARKLE AND GLITZ was a part of Christ’s birth. The first Christmas “light-up” was experienced by sheepherders out in the middle of a field one night. It wasn’t created by glitter or twinkling lights but by an angel of the Lord announcing our Savior’s birth. This was followed by a choir of angels who lit up the night sky signaling His long-awaited coming…
“…and God’s glory blazed around them.” Luke 2:8&9 The Message
The shepherds were awe-struck by the SPARKLE AND GLITZ they experienced that night and hurried to Bethlehem to see if what the angel’s message was true a share it…
“When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child.” Luke 2:17 NIV
As we see, wear and enjoy the SPARKLE AND GLITZ around us this Christmas season, let's remember the first light-up celebrating our Savior’s birth. May it cause us to spread the good news that the Light of the World has come to save us. God’s Son, born in a manger, showed us the way to live. He died in our place and rose again ascending to His Father. Now he prepares a place for us to live with Him forever…a place with more SPARKLE AND GLITZ than we can ever imagine.
PRAYER: Lord of all eternal SPARKLE AND GLITZ, I want to spread the illuminating light of your glory. May my life light-up my world because it reflects you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
LIGHT-UP YOUR WORLD WITH THE SPARKLE AND GLITZ OF JESUS!
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