Since I have been off of work for @ 3 months breaking in my new Cobalt Knees – my wife bought me a Daily Devotional from Duck Dynasty – it is great. This has caused us some issues in the morning now – while we are drinking our first cup of coffee and reading our Devotionals (She has her own – 2 of themJ) – we are starting to discuss which one is better. I will have to say that her Dec. 14th one was a really good one – I have taken a portion of it and printed it below:
This is an excerpt from the Daily Devotional “The Greatest Gift” by Ann Voskamp:
“And once the light of Christ Shatters your dark, shadows forever flee your shadowlands. There’s no going back and living in the dark; you live in the impenetrable, safe Light of light, and Christmas never ends for you. A Christian never stops living Christmas. True, you cannot light Christmas – because it’s Christmas that lights you.
It’s Christmas that dawns on you, and you only really believe in Christmas when you really live it. When you light a dark world and the unexpected places with a brave flame of joy; when you warm the cold, hopeless places with the daring joy that God is with us, God is for us, God is in us; when you are a wick to light hope in the dark – then you believe in Christmas. When you really believe in Christmas, you believe there is really hope for everyone. When you get Christmas, people get hope from you – they don’t lose it. Unless you keep passing on the miracle of hope, you live like Christmas is a myth.”
I really enjoyed the part that Christmas never ends – if we truly are in the Light – then people should see Christmas in us every day. This has me really paying attention to what my attitude is for that day – and do they see that Joy in me with a great big smile. We will always have our bad days – but it is those days that they should see the Hope of Jesus shining through us. This Christmas every day in us should be something that is contagious and is passed on… – are you passing it on?
So as we go out into the world today – look at yourself and see if Christmas can be seen coming through you – every day – and pass it on.