Hello everyone! This morning we had a lovely service of readings and carols, which really got us into the Christmas Spirit. Shaun, our minister, spoke of how we can share the Christmas spirit as we share Jesus’ love with the needy world. He told us we did not need to worry that we did not shine like the sun or were always successful, but that we shone even if it is only a light from a miniature torch! He showed us the light of a torch he carries on his key ring, which has proved invaluable in so many ways. We may only have a tiny light but if all of us shine our tiny lights, then Jesus’ love will shine more brightly in our world. We are not to beat ourselves up, when we let him down, because Jesus does not give up on us, nor should we give up on ourselves. Let us let our lights shine in this world. This chorus reminds me of that.
Jesus bids me shine like pure clear light
Like a little candle burning in the night.
In this world of darkness,
So we must shine,
You in your small corner and I in mine!
This is the day that the Lord has made and I rejoice and am glad in it.