Thoughts: For those of us who grew up in the church, we hear and talk about light often. Children's songs sing of letting your light shine, we hear about being the light, and in this verse, about walking in the light of the Lord. The light of love, grace, hope, joy, peace, forgiveness and so much more. As we being to prepare this week for the birth of the Savior and Light of the world, think about how you are walking through this advent season. Through the hustle and bustle of all we have to worry about in the Christmas season, think about the basics. This scripture reminds me that while all of that stuff feels really important, stressful and overwhelming, He doesn't care about any of it. He doesn't call us to make the best cookies so our in-laws are impress, to decorate your house *just right* to outshine those stuffy neighbors, or send out the card that makes your family look perfect. He calls us to walk in His light and to share that light with those around us. To be kind to the coworker you don't get along with, to be extra generous to the person on the street corner with the same cardboard sign, to lend a hand to an elderly neighbor. Because His light is the true reason for not only the upcoming season, but our entire lives!!
Discussion: What does walking in the light mean to you? How can you apply this in your daily life? Do you identify with any of the situations mentioned above? What are you ways you can or do try to combat them to walk in His light, especially this time of year?
Activity: Be intentional this advent. Walk in His light for the last month of the year.
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