Yesterday, I gave in and devoted the whole day to getting my home ready for Christmas. The more I got into it, the more I realized–it’s all about the light for me. The warmth it brings. The comfort it provides in your home. I realized it wasn’t the Christmas stockings or my wreaths or my pillows—although I love all of those things too. But more often than not, I tried to figure out how to incorporate more light.
Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.
Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
John 1:5 And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John 12:35 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come on you: for he that walks in darkness knows not where he goes.
Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss, neither shadow of turning.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleans us from all sin.
Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Perhaps the reason I am looking to add more light whenever I can is the simple fact that Jesus is Light. Perhaps the simple reason I keep looking for more ways to light up this home, is that very same desire to bring Jesus into it. The way light warms my heart and home is the way Jesus wants to warm our heart and home.