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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 3: The Lightest

What does

The Christmas Ball

at the top of the tree possess that

the Little Christmas Ball beneath it 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.


then it looks up and speaks to

The Shining Ball.

"How can I shine like You?"

The Shining Ball


"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.

With compassion The Shining Ball asks,

"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


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

The Shining Ball 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 Little Christmas 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!"

"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 it looked up


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

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


What are your thoughts & prayers?

Join the conversation below.

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