The night glistens with sparkling greens, reds, blue, and white lights decorating homes inside and out ~ bright colorful vistas in the darkness marking a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus.
Lovely exterior, but what about the interior, the spirit and soul? Are there lights decorating my spirit too? Is there special preparation for Christmas, a new cleansing? Deeper connection with Jesus? Heart change? Harder pressing in? Meditation on what God has done to bring me back to Himself ~ how He Himself took on human form to introduce me to Himself?
Love of God is so potent it cleanses us inside and out, when we accept what He has done for us. A mighty God reduced Himself into physical form to live among us, that we might get a glimpse of His heart and fulfill His wish to have us join with Him for all eternity.
Am I recalling the powerful love in the heart of Jesus as He took on the cruelties of my just punishment, so I can live redeemed on earth and in eternity? Does the interior me express the love and simple joy of sharing life with God living in me? Do I sparkle with His love as a noticeable light to the darkness in others' lives?
I question myself: Inside is there a green light of acceptance of Jesus’ gift to me? And does the red light of love ~ my heart responding to God’s love for me ~ glow? Is the spirit on a seeking journey to discover the beautiful white lights of Holy Spirit identity? is the door of communication open to flow freely?
Am I a colorful vista in the night?
In humbleness I bow my head to Your will growing closer to You, my loving Father. Surround me with Your will, that my life may be lived for You. I desire to have the colorful decorations of Your love flowing through me that it may shine truth in the dark places drawing those Who need You as a Light in their souls.
What feelings does Christmas bring up in you?