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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 21: He Is Your Light



What does

The SHINING CHRISTMAS BALL

at the top of the tree possess that

the NON~SHINING CHRSITMAS BALL

beneath it doesn't?

THE LIGHT!

The NON~SHINING CHRSITMAS 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 is 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 NON~SHINING CHRSITMAS BALL,

as it continues to wait in its striving.

And

then it looks up and speaks to

The SHINING BALL at the top.

"How can I shine like You?"

The SHINING BALL

responds,

"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 NON~SHINING BALL.

With compassion,

The SHINING BALL asks,

"Why do you believe that?"

And the NON`SHINING BALLll answers~

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

that I 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."

The SHINING BALL responded,

"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".

"What?" exclaimed The NON~SHINING BALL.

And then

The SHINING BALLl explains~

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

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

"So, is that you?" squeals the NON~SHINING BALL

"Yes!", exclaims the SHINING 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, whenI 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!", squealed the NON~SHINING BALL

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

said the smiling SHINING BALL.

So now

The NON~SHINING BALL

is now a BRIGHT SHINNG BAL:L

that glistens,

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

because it was illuminated in one moment.

And all it had to do

was LOOK up

and BELIEVE

IN

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

What or who do you look up to to LIGHTEN up your life?



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