Saturday, November 27, 2004

Christians as Strings of Christmas Lights

Christians are like strings of Christmas lights. God wants to string us in a dark world so His light will shine out in attractive ways.

But we inevitably get tangled and our bulbs burn out, diminishing, if not eliminating, our effectiveness. There is no avoiding those frustrating realities; they are inevitable and we remain darkened unless they are addressed.

But God can fix us if we acknowledge them. He will gladly straighten us out, replace our bulbs and put us to His use. It may not be easy, but it can be done and God is eager to do it.

(Images dealing with winter related themes were posted September 12a, November 27 and December 12, 2004.
Images of God’s grace in correcting us were posted on September 12, 23, October 14, 17, 2004.
Images about forgiveness were posted on November 27 and December 2, 2004.
Images about God providing things we need, but can’t provide for ourselves, were posted September 12a, 17a, and 18c, October 3a, 3b November 6, 10, 21 and 27, 2004 and January 2, 10b, and 10c, June 13 and 27, 2005.)

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