December 8, 2016

Mathew 5:16

“Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven”.

what does it mean to shine your light?

Mathew 5: 14-15

“Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.   Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house”

The light of Christ is enlightenment, truth and a calming enabling presence that comes upon mankind because of goodness.

Each person born on the earth has the light of Christ.  However, circumstances, actions of others, the choices we make and the fallen world we live in can often dim that light.

In the LDS religion light is the source of all truth.  In D&C 129:8 it speaks of the devil as an angel of light.  There are so many ways he deceives us. He is wise beyond anything we can ever imagine.  However, he is not wiser than the Savior.

As we celebrate this Christmas season, may all of our lights shine as bright as the noonday sun.

When  lights are strung on the Christmas Tree and one goes out, it matters to the Lord.  Each light that connects together represent the circle of light.   He loves all of his children.  It is through the light of Christ that we come to know true peace.

In our pleading moments, when we feel our light has truly gone out, we must remember our Savior who took upon all the sins and transgressions of all mankind.  He knows us and he loves us and it is through His light that we find true peace.

D&C 121:7-8

“My son, peace be unto thy soul; thy adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment.  And then if thou endure it well, God shall exhort thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.”

As each of us strive to be a light unto the world, may our goodness far surpass the evils in the world.  Even though at times your light may dim, it must remain constant in this ever changing world that we live in.

John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation:  but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

Author: lisahogge

I am mother of five, a grandmother of 5. a wife, a swim teacher, yoga teacher, Sales Lead at Chico's Boutique in Orem, Utah and a friend to all. I love warm baths, hot yoga, mountain runs and I pretty much exist on diet coke. I love to be around people, travel and eat at fancy restaurants. However, my favorite thing to do is to just be with my family( especially my significant other❤️)

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