The Light beats Darkness

As I read this devotion I wrote weeks ago, I realize how true it is for me.  This year we did not want to decorate for Christmas.  We just did not feel like it and we were so busy we did not have the time.  By the time we would have time, Christmas would be too close.  We found our plans changed and we had a few hours one afternoon and we put up the tree.

Yep, we put up the pre-lit tree and that was it.  No extra bubble lights, no ornaments, not garland, no popcorn strand.  It looks rather stupid during the day, but for the most part, we are not home during the day.  I cannot tell the difference at night.  It is still this thing of beauty of lights shining in the corner of my living room.  We seem to become minimalists more and more as we get older.

Simplicity beats stress.

The Light beats darkness.

The Light overcomes all.

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Please pray with me. Oh Lord, I am mesmerized by You!  I think of You all the time.  I seem to spend more and more time with You.  You, O Lord, are my Light and my salvation.  May I always seek after to dwell in Your house all the days of my life.  May I gaze upon Your shining truth and please teach me Your way.  May my heart take courage to allow Your light to shine through me.  May others see Your light shining through me, rather than the sin that is also present in me that may at times make me look like a hypocrite and cause non-believers to not understand that my sin is the very root of why I need You.  Thank You for your mercy and forgiveness which beats all darkness, all sin, and overcomes it.  I pray in Your name the Everlasting Light.  Amen.


On the same page,
Cheryl

(First posted 12/14/15)

Comments

sassygirl said…
Mesmerized - perfect. I too did not put up a tree this year, and find that I am not missing it. I focus more on my nativity set without the tree. Blessings on you.
Brenda Seek said…
Sorry to use you - This is sassygirl, but I changed my Blogger id. It has bugged me for a long time that my goole account for responding to posts showed Sassygirl (the name of my dog, not me) but I couldn't figure out what was causing that. I finally tracked down that it was Blogger not Google that had the wrong label. But I need to post again to see if it "took" the correction. I knew because of your wonderful tutorials and devotionals that you would not be bothered by someone learning to use their computer tools better. Thank you for allowing me to post more effectively in the online world.
Hummie B said…
Brenda, glad you got that fixed and thanks so much for commenting. It's much appreciated to know people are reading.
grambie said…
I try to focus on the true meaning of Christmas and its importance to me. I had two doctors' appointments today as they try to set up my physical aids because of my recent c/a. Just stopping by to leave a little love. Hugs.

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