Dec. 5, 2018

Merry and Bright

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” John 8:12 


Although the world seems dark,

We know You’re at our side.

Your presence in our hearts

Brings You back to life.


Man may struggle; Man may stress

When Your light cannot be found.

We know Your way is always best.

Satan cannot keep us down.


Somehow, we seem to forget

The love You intended us to spread.

When we focus on what we can get,

We ignore what You have said.


Our happiness is in You

Though we relinquished Your control.

If we believe Your word is true,

Our testimony will be bold.


Forgive us, Lord, for we have faltered.

We looked the other way.

We now lay our sins at Your altar.

Revive us more each day.


We took a few wrong paths.

Some refuse to embrace this truth.

When, oh, when will we acknowledge

The only real answer is YOU.


We need light, but we chose darkness;

Then, lament over what is lost.

Reignite the spark within us.

Light is always worth the cost.


In this season where we adore You,

Help us choose what is right.

When we do, we discover

Life can be merry and bright.