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December 8:

The Outdoor Christmas Lights

Listen to our daily Advent story beginning December 1.

Edward Johnson, a friend of Thomas Edison, was the first to add electric Christmas lights to a Christmas tree. His tree had delicately painted glass bulbs that would alternate colors every few seconds. Years later, families started using these lights to decorate the roofs of their homes at Christmastime. Decorating our homes with lights is symbolic because as Christians we are called to be the light of Jesus.

Matthew 5:14-16 says, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden…In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Take Away:

Spend some time looking at Christmas lights and think about how you can show the light of Jesus to your neighbors this Christmas.

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