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Nov 23rd, 2020
GLO: Be Kind
By: Rebecca Hatton
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Philippians 2:14-15 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky... (NIV)

Wikipedia says the only thing visible on Earth from space is the Great Wall of China. My husband says it’s our house at Christmas. 

It’s so lit up, he swears he can hear the electric meter spinning outside! It’s true. Kentucky Utilities sends me a very nice thank you note each January, and I promptly pay it. Must I constantly remind the man that we are creatures of light, not darkness? “Jesus’ birth was marked by a light in the sky, Mr. Man. I’m simply paying homage.”

Eclipsed only by Easter, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. We deck our halls and houses with everything light and beautiful, reminding us that a couple millennia ago, Jesus came to make things right. We are cheered by the hope He offers us, so we’re right to celebrate His birth to the fullest.

This year we might all need a little cheer, yes? One for the record books, 2020 has set itself apart. Whatever camp you fall in (Christmas decorating before or after Thanksgiving), be sure to light it up this year, friends. It’s possible that if we remind ourselves that Jesus is the reason we hold our heads up, we might well end this thing on a high note!

I do, however, think we should have the biggest New Year’s Eve bash in history, just to watch 2020 go. But let’s banish the darkness that settled over this particular year, friends. Here’s one way to do it: Be kind to one another.

There’s something about holidays that bring our focus back to things that really matter: Faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13) Let’s love each other well this week. Who’s with me?

Here’s your kindness challenge for today. Write an encouraging note to someone who’s encouraged you. Deliver it over coffee or a meal. That’s right, eyeball to eyeball.