We had a great little message the past few weeks at MSM about WAITING for Christmas...
How we need to be excited about the real meaning of Christmas - not waiting for the presents, or the time off school, or waiting for that yummy Christmas dinner or dessert. - though I am pretty guilty about looking so forward to my brother's broccoli casserole (THE BEST!!!)
This past Sunday we talked about the wise men... & the focus of the story was about that STAR in the sky that lead them to Jesus.
It was so bright & so noticeable, it drew their attention. They knew they had to follow it to see what it meant.
The star itself didnt SAVE them, the star itself wasnt their SAVIOR... the star itself didnt do anything amazing except do what it's used to doing - SHINING.
& we had the challenge laid out to us to SHINE this Christmas season.
We are all around a lot of different people during this holiday. Family, friends, coworkers.... so many people with so many beliefs & so many walks of life. & your job? You are made to SHINE.
You never know how your love for Jesus during this time of year can lead others to Him as well.
You aren't called to be someone's Savior, you aren't called to do something miraculous - take that pressure off of your head! ... you are just called to be who you are .... the amazing creation God created, shining back His glory to others.
You never know who will see your light so brightly & be led to Jesus this Christmas...
the whole point of why Jesus came in a manager....
SHINE BRIGHT THIS HOLIDAY MY FRIENDS!!!