Christmas: filled with traditionsThe story of Jesus birth is what I like best of Christmas. It has to be part of "my" Christmas.
At my christmas-dinner, I read that story aloud for myself, in Dutch and in English.
Reading the Christmas story at the dinner-table was not something I got from my family in the Netherlands, but I picked it up from one family here in Norway, that I got to celebrated Christmas with a few times.
This time when I read the story, I was especially moved to read that God sees people in their humble situations. And that He is sending His Son as a saving light to people that live utter darkness.
It moves me to be a "visiting light" to those that don´t know and see God like this. The value that the Christmas of the bible gives me, is something I want others to see too.
In the last week before Christmas, we have lost a young friend, Lars Kristian Kvåle. He had to battle leukaemia in the last years, and in the end his body was not strong enough. His spirit was alive, even in the hard fight against the cancer. In the end, he had all his hope in Jesus, and he lived and shone this hope every day. It was a joy to see him on the stage singing and playing guitar.
Now that he is in heaven, I will try to shine a light with the same hope and love that he had in Jesus.
For those that never got to meet him, and for those that not have met Jesus.