"We are like a candle that holds the flame, burning strong and bright the light of Christ. We softly give ourselves away in worship of Him and service for Him, that we might become less and less, and that He might become greater and brighter through us." Mary Fairchild
"Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world." John 1:3-9
"He must become greater; I must become less." John 3:30
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it give light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15
"I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me." Acts 26:17b-18
Because Jesus himself bridged the gap between darkness and light on the cross, as Christians it is now our act of worship to shed His light to those lost in the darkness of sin. Sometimes it seems as if we are just standing on the edge of darkness in order to reach those around us with the Gospel. Not everyone is going to grace the walls of a church in order to see the light...it could be that we are called to go out into the darkness where they currently are in order to share God's light and love with them. It's a fine line to hold...between light and dark...may we never get so comfortable in the light that we forget about those still in the dark and may we never stray too far into the darkness that we dim our own testimony's light.
May we all share the light of Jesus with those around us in all we do and say starting this Christmas and continuing into the New Year.