Happy Day After Christmas

Hoping you and your family had an amazing Christmas season filled with great memories and good food!

But now it’s the day after Christmas.

A couple of weeks ago, I heard this song by Matthew West for the first time. It’s chorus has been running through my head ever since. Have a listen and then meet me back here.

Jesus is still the light of the world. Right here. Every day. Even when things don’t go as planned. We can relax and trust him, no matter what 2020 brings.

That light shines. But God has also asked us to let his light shine through us.

You are the light of the world.
A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
(Matthew 5:14–16)

We can shine in 2020 by caring for others, meeting their needs, showing them the love that God gave us. “Take joy to the world,” as Matthew West sang. And we do it because of and empowered by the true light of the world.

Live in the light!

6 thoughts on “Happy Day After Christmas”

  1. Oh Carol, I LOVE this song. I shared it with Kirk, and he said “that’s what I was saying on Christmas Eve.” I’m adding this song to my Spotify List. Blessings to you in the coming year. ♥️??

  2. Technically it is not “the Day after Christmas”. It is only the 2nd Day of Christmas. The 12th day of Christmas is January 6, which is also the “Three Kings Day”, to celebrate the wise men..
    But I understand the sentiment. And it’s a great song. I love Matthew West.

    • Well, when I look up “Christmas” in a dictionary, it only says December 25. It doesn’t mention the “twelve days of Christmas” at all. And Wikipedia says the 12 days make up “Christmastide,” not “Christmas,” so I guess Matthew West is correct, at least for nonliturgical Americans like me!

  3. This needs to be shared with everyone we know!!! Thank you for enlightening me (get it?? en LIGHTening)
    Merry Day after Christmas, Happy rest of the year to you my Friend!



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