It's amazing to walk around down town Salt Lake City at the Christmas time and see all of the lights! We go at least once a year. Often more then that though, I go with friends and family and youth groups and family again. No matter how many times I see the lights I'm still in awe at their beauty. How is it that a few wires and plastic can make something so magnificent? It takes a lot of hard work! Hundreds of people spend hours stinging lights in just the right spot to create this brilliant spectacle.
Looking at those likes strung with the temple as their backdrop reminds me of the true light, Jesus Christ, who said "I am the light and the life of the world." Shirley as we celebrate Christs birth the lights that we spend so much time and money on our to remind us of something greater! But just as stringing those lights in just the right spot takes much effort... Allowing Christ to light our life takes much effort. He is already the light of the world, but to allow Him to light your life you must study and pray and allow Him in your life. As you do this and allow Christ to be your Christmas light this year and through out your life you will see the beauty that comes from the Light of the world, it's worth the effort ;)
May we all allow Christ to be our light, let's start today by reading of His light John 8:12 and 3 Nephi 11:11