On the 15th Day of Christmas – The Radiance of the Lord’s Glory will surround those who humbly obey Him.
Luke 2:8-9 “That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified,”
Shepherds, the lowest of the lowly, out in the field, minding their own business, doing their work, became the first to know of Jesus, the foretold Messiah’s, birth.
It wasn’t the perfume seller, the clothing designer, the king or any of his family who the angels announced the birth; it was those who were humbly obedient to the Lord in the work they were called to do.
And as the Shepherd’s were visited by the Lord’s Angel the Lord’s Glory shined all around them.
Think about the Christmas tree without its lights. It’s nothing special found growing in a tree farm or on a mountainside somewhere with thousands of other trees. The leaves may be evergreen, but never ever perfect. Always a hole here or there, but just right for that BIG ornament. When the lights and ornaments get added and the star gets placed on the top, the Christmas tree then transforms from its humble beginnings into something beyond beautiful. It shines with all the Glory of the light it was given, more than any little light should be able to shine.
We can be like the shepherds and the Christmas tree when we humbly go about our days, staying obedient to the Lord.
It will then be in our most humble moments that His Glory will shine from us.
However, if we follow the world’s ways, focusing on seeking Fame, Fortune, One-Upping Each Other, and any other thing the World calls important, sadly, only darkness will find us.
2 Corinthians 4:7 “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”
In all humility, Shine for Christ this Christmas and let it become your anthem all year round.