Preparing our hearts for Christmas, we might want to take a moment (or two) to bring whatever we’re struggling with into the Light. Maybe fear has stymied our hopes into mopes, we’re wrestling with big decisions and don’t know what to do, anxiety is crushing our every minute, or perhaps we’re just in a dark funk we can’t skunk.
With all the twinkling lights and everyone making merry, sometimes it’s hard at this time of year to let the light of Christ seep into the dark corners of our hearts – closets where we’ve locked the doors & forgotten where we put the keys?
“By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:78-79)
Jesus is good with the prickly bits of our lives. He can even turn them into something beautiful, like these cactuses in Arizona catching the evening light.
We can ask for Christ’s empowering love to open our closets and sweep out our doubts, fears, and insecurities. We can let His mercy varnish our tarnish. We can ask for His peace to transform our anxiety into piety (the kind that means we pray more often & worry less.)
Darkness doesn’t stand a chance in the burning bright Light of Your love, Lord Jesus. It evaporates. Please evaporate the darkness in our hearts, minds and spirits with the Light of Your love and mercy. Empower us with Your love. Empassion us with Your love.
Please transform our hearts & minds with Your peace, that we may walk Your path of peace in this fractured world. Make us conduits of Your Light in the night that surrounds us. Shine in us, O Lord, and through us, by Your grace. Amen.
Virginia : )
“When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a Light unto me.” Micah 7:8
Some imaginative, effective metaphors here. Thanks!
Thanks, Tim (now I have to go look 👀 up what a metaphor is 🙄😜🤣!) Blessings! VA
Thank you, Carol-Jo. 🌟💜🌟
Wonderful post Virginia… Darkness does so inhibit our emotions…. but the light when we think of God and His absolute love for us; dispels those thoughts when they creep in!….. Diane
Amen, Diane. Methinks when we’re drowning in darkness, how much more precious the Light of Christ is – divine beams of His love that save us. Hugs! 🤗🌟💜🌟🤗
What a moving blog, Virginia … my response is a huge AMEN!!!
Amen & Amen (your sis preaching to herself!) ✨💜✨
how very beautiful to read at this holy time, especially. Thank you for starting my Christmas day with such beauty. Merry Christmas dear Virginia
Precious Michele, a blessed Christmas week & New Year to you & your loved ones. May the Light & Love of Jesus be with you all thru 2018! ✨🌟💜🌟✨
oh thank you so much Virginia-what a lovely blessing and I wish this for you too! love Michele