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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 18: The Christmas Ball

What does


at the top of the tree possess that the Little Christmas Ball

below (in the right hand corner) doesn't ~


The Little Christmas Ball

is so close to the top,

yet it just cant seem to shine.

It is trying and striving. It did everything right.

It came out of its box. It was hung on the tree

year after year.

This year it even got a top position, but it still doesn't shine.

"Maybe if someone will move me closer to the top.

Maybe if I try harder I will shine", thinks The Little Christmas Ball,

as it continues to wait in its striving.

And then it looks up and speaks to


"How can I shine like YOU?"


"Just ask!"

"Just ask"what?", questions the dark Little Christmas Ball

"Ask ME for MY LIGHT and you shall receive it,"

The Shining Ball gracefully responds.

"But I am not good enough to shine,

because if I was supposed to be shining, I would be shining",

sobs the Little Christmas Ball.

"Why do you believe that?"

And the Little Christmas Ball answers~

"Because I was told that I was just a Christmas ball

that would be taken out of the box once every year to be placed on the tree.

And if I did everything right, then I would hopefully make it to the top.

Well this year I am at the highest place I have ever been.

I look down at the other balls below me and smile

Because I thought I made it, but I am still not shining."

"But do you realize that it doesn't matter how high you make it on the tree,

as you are still like all the other balls", said THE SHINING BALL

"What?" exclaimed the Little Christmas Ball.

And then



"It isn't about how high you can go.

It is about who you are believing in that makes you shine."

" that YOU"? questions the Little Christmas Ball


You see, I started at the bottom of this tree, in a smelly manger.

I was rejected many times.

I was hung on another tree, when all went dark.

But then, when I got off of that tree, I rose to a greater level that made me

Shine above all things.

Now I rest here above, casting a bright LIGHT~

A LIGHT that cost ME so much,

but you were worth it, so that you too can shine.

Do you want this Christmas to be different,

no matter where you hang on the tree?"

"Oh yes I do"

"Well keep your eyes on ME and receive and believe"

So now

The Little Christmas Ball


whether it is in the box or on the lowest branch~

because it was illuminated in one moment

because he looked up.

What do you look up to to to "LIGHT" up your life?

or should I ask

WHO is your

"LIGHT OF THE WORLD" (listen to the song below)


What are your thoughts & prayers?

Join the conversation below.

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