In defense of Christmas lights

You can always find any number of complaints about how people see the lights and tinsel of the holiday season, but miss the “reason for the season.” As the theory goes, it’s a sad thing that people like the shallow glitter and ornaments and snowflakes, as they lured by commercialism to seek ways to cover their emptiness.

Maybe. But is it possible that many people are desiring something that they do fully not understand? The warmth and cheer of the holidays, seeing beautiful decorations and Christmas lights and the glow they leave in the snow.. Do these perhaps point to the surpassing beauty and joy that the Father of Lights (James 1:17) has in store beyond these Shadowlands?

Many people enjoy the heavens, forests, and rivers without connecting them back to their Creator. But that doesn’t make the creation shallow.

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