Lights Display

lights, nativity, JesusThe city we live in boasts one of the largest free outdoor lights displays in Western Canada. Travel experts at have rated it as one of Canada’s Top 10 holiday light shows. This display takes place every night in the month of December.

A few nights ago, my husband and I took advantage of a mild evening and joined the crowds of people strolling through the display. Many others, like us, were walking the paths, enjoying the lights and taking pictures.

As I admired the lights, the display that captured my attention was the nativity scene. It was on the top of a small hill so sat slightly higher than everything else. It seemed very appropriate to me that Jesus, the light of the word, was in lights and above all else.

I have felt the light of Jesus shining into my life many times this past year. Among other things, His light has given me strength when I was weak, hope when I felt hopeless and encouragement when I felt defeated. Unlike the light display that only shines for a few hours each evening during a one month period of the year, the Jesus I know is always available to shine his light on me.

While I am in the world, I am the light of the world. John 9:4 NIV

You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14 NLT

Be inspired today.