Sunday, December 23, 2012

Light of the World.

To celebrate Christmas I have begun praying a simple prayer: that Jesus would be exalted in my heart. As you observe the season with loved ones, here are just a few scriptures to lift you up and remind you that there is One who is the Light of the World and our source of joy and peace. May the light of Jesus shine in your hearts and spill over with joy on all whom you encounter.


"The Lord bless you, and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine on you,
and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance on you,
and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26

"The Lord is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear?"
Psalm 27:1a

"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end."
Isaiah 9:2,6,7a

"In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men."
John 1:4

"For He Himself is our peace..."
Ephesians 2:14a

"Then Jesus spoke to them saying, "I am the Light of the world, he who follows Me will not walk in darkness but will have the Light of life."
John 8:12

"For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God  in the face of Jesus Christ."
2 Corinthians 4:6

"I have come into the world as light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness."
John 12:46

"This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 
1 John 1:5