I don’t know about you but I love Christmas lights. I have just finished going through the annual ritual of pulling out the dusty box, untangling the morass of cables and dangling precariously in mid-air as I hang the lights in place. Not that my house will ever mirror the Griswald’s but there is something satisfying about seeing it nicely decorated at Christmas. Finally comes that moment of truth: You flick the switch and the lights come on – well most of them.
In all my years of decorating houses at Christmas there always seems to be at least one section of lights which refuse to come to life. I have found out that if one bulb is blown then a whole section of lights will cease to function. This is all to do with the way that they are wired, each light impacts the lights around them. To fix the problem you have to replace each light in turn until you find the offending lamp and when you do – voilà.
Christmas is a wonderful time to enjoy family, to kick back and to be refreshed but it is also a great opportunity to check out how you are really wired. Are your lamps shining or have they grown a little dim? Are all of the parts of your life ablaze or are there some that need attention? Is the light of your Spiritual life alight, is it broken or have you turned it off? Christmas is a time to shine!
“Eternal life is in Him (Jesus), and this life gives light to all men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John 1:4