In listening to the song by Becky Kelley, Where’s the Line to See Jesus, I felt as though there is a birthday party going on and everyone is there except the Guest of Honor. Everyone is enjoying all that goes with a celebration: the singing, the decorations, the food, the games and the gifts but very few are sharing them with the one who gave us the cause to celebrate.
Most people sing songs at Christmas and have no idea what the song is about. They say, “Joy to the world, the Lord is come,” then they deny the lordship of Jesus in their lives. This I expect from sinners, people who do not know any better and have not yet realized their need for salvation, but for believers this is indefensible. Jesus said, “If you love me keep my commandments.” Maybe there is no line to see Jesus because we believers are not correctly representing Jesus to the world.
When I was a little girl, we loved to follow the searchlights. We would see the light waving in the distance; beckoning us to come and we would ask my mother to drive there. She would drive as far and as long as necessary until she came to the huge lights rotating side to side or in a circular motion. There would be a new restaurant or a carnival or some such thing waiting for us where the lights were. They felt what they had was so special they had to attract attention to it. Everyone should see it; everyone should know of it.
Believers are set as the light of the world. People should be driving to see what good thing awaits them at the source of the light. Alas, some of us have turned off the light and have begun to blend into the darkness. If we would plug into the Power Source once again, people would begin to see the light of Jesus beckoning them to come and rest.
This is the perfect time and Christmas is the perfect season to get recharged. As the world becomes darker, our light shines brighter with the truth and the solutions that people need. If we meet one person’s need through the love and compassion that has been shed abroad in our hearts, that person will tell someone and perhaps even help another. With the news that practical and applicable help is here and available to everyone, those in the dark will line up to see Jesus living through our lives and thus, will the Gospel be preached to the world.
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Denise R. Martin
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