A few years ago, Jim and Joshua worked on a special father-son Christmas project. For years, Jim had wanted to illuminate the name of Jesus with Christmas lights in our humble, yet meaningful, Christmas light display to highlight the One whose birth we celebrate during this blessed season. When Joshua was old enough, they accomplished this little dream together.
As we celebrate our Savior's birth this Christmas season, we pray our hearts are continually yielded to the One we celebrate: The Prince of Peace.
In one of my favorite devotionals, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, she writes this:
"I AM THE PRINCE OF PEACE. As I said to My disciples, I say also to you: Peace be with you. Since I am your constant Companion, my peace is steadfastly with you. When you keep your focus on Me, you experience both My Presence and My Peace. Worship Me as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and Prince of Peace. You need My peace each moment to accomplish My purposes in your life. Sometimes you are tempted to take shortcuts in order to reach your goal as quickly as possible. But if the shortcut requires turning your back on My peaceful Presence, you must choose the longer route. Walk with Me along paths of peace; enjoy the journey in My Presence."
May the Prince of Peace be illuminated in and through our hearts. May we always follow His precious paths of peace and not cheapened shortcuts. May we be thankful His purity can wash over us and cleanse us through His precious blood. May we surrender our lives to Him so He can bear fruit through us for His glory.
Let's let our Light and lights shine!
"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."