Thursday, December 24, 2009

Day 24 - Candle

If you light even a small candle the darkness flees rapidly. We saved the symbol of candle for Christmas Eve for two reasons:
1) Many churches hold a candlelight service on Christmas Eve. It is very interesting to watch how one flame is used to ignite many others until there are many flames burning. But also,

2) the purpose of these symbols was to keep our focus on Christ, rather than the commercial, worldly aspects of the holiday. As one candle flame is passed on to another and another the light is spread out. As you share the love of Jesus with even just one neighbor, family member or co-worker, there is a good chance that they will in turn pass on that love to another and another person. Let's be faithful to be "let our lights shine before men."

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