#LightTheWorld: A Christmas Compass

via Daily Prompt: Compass

Yesterday I had the opportunity to sing in our Church service. The piece I chose was Gesù Bambino by Pietro Yon with the Frederick H. Martens translation, although I sang the first chorus in the orignal Italian. It is such a simple, beautiful hymn paying tribute to the sweet, humble birth of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. 

Last year my Church invited all to particpate in the Light The World Christmas Initiative. In simple, meaningful ways we were invited to do a simple act of kindness, of service to others for 25 days. It was so much fun that my husband and I were excited that it was carried over into this 2017 Christmas season. 

Just like the brightly shining star guided the Wise Men to where the Christ Child lay, we use the #LightTheWorld suggestions to act as our compass, guiding us with ideas for simple acts of Christlike love and service to others. Our actions, whether seen or unseen, become part of the #25Days25Ways “grateful chorus swell” that “acclaim His name.”

For truly as we adore others in Christlike service, we are showing that we truly “adore Him, Christ the Lord.”

 

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Each life that touches ours for good….

There are some really wonderful people on social media. I am so happy to have the opportunity to follow them, converse with them, and share a wonderful virtual life with them. 

When thinking back on Glenn Beck’s 9/12 series of RESTORING HONOR, COURAGE, AND LOVE, having only been able to attend the events virtually, it still amazes me at how many incredible outcomes there were and continue to be thanks to every day people with the same vision. 

In my Church, we have a song that we teach the Primary children: Kindess Begins With Me. And if you couple that with Exodus 19, quoting the first line from the chapter heading “The Lord covenants to make Israel a peculiar treasure, a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation…” you can see how one person doing good is just the beginning of building a great and wonderful kingdom. Even if it all begins virtually.

 
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