Written by cycleguy on December 11th, 2014

First, enjoy this show!

Then enjoy this one.

Several years ago there was a commercial with the tag line “This ain’t your father’s Oldsmobile.”  I think it is safe to say, “This is not your father’s Christmas lights.”

Seems as though lights play a big part in many Christmas homes. In spite of the energy crunch, many will light up their homes for the few weeks leading up to and shortly after Christmas. As a kid I can remember having lights in the windows and on the tree outside and inside, but one of the things we looked forward to was driving around and looking at the lights. I hate to sound all sentimental about it, but there was something magical about a house illuminated by lights. Granted, the two examples I showed takes it to a whole ‘nother level! 🙂


During the month of December, my approach toward the Christmas story is taking some of the I AM statements Jesus makes and showing how they can give new meaning to an old story. Bet you can’t guess which I AM I will be using this Sunday!!!  😉 I’d like to give you something to consider this weekend in your own life:

To the darkness of falsehood He is the light of truth; the darkness of ignorance He is the light of wisdom;to the darkness of sin He is the light of holiness; to the darkness of sorrow He is the light of joy; and to the darkness of death He is the light of life.  (MacArthur Commentary-p.334)

I repeat: Light always defeats darkness. Jesus is “the Light of the World.” He came into a world darkened and blackened by sin. His remedy was Light…Himself. And now for a more serious side to this post.

Shine His light during this season! Thanks for your prayers.


15 Comments so far ↓

  1. Pigeon Forge has an incredible amount of lights. This is what I think of when The see e them.

  2. Daniel says:

    I will be praying for you in my morning devotionals. I love how you use the present tense regarding Jesus’ statements of “I Am”.

  3. Ed says:

    I used to light up my house every year, but not to the extent of a show. I had to step when my legs and feet started hurting standing on the ladder rungs.

  4. Jeff says:

    I don’t think the world has changed much after 2000 years of “Light”. Are you sure that is the remedy?

    • cycleguy says:

      Yes I am sure. However, because God has given man free will and the ability to choose his own way, we have chosen to serve ourselves and other gods.

  5. Betty Draper says:

    I think your church put on the best light show when they fed the people at Thanksgiving. Looking forward to the best light show in the world when Jesus returns to put an end to the woes in this world. Praying for your message.

    • cycleguy says:

      Thanks for making me take a look at our show of “Light” Betty. Easy to overlook. I am also looking forward to the ultimate light show. Thanks for your prayers.

  6. Awesome light shows! Our praise band is singing the Matt Redman song this Sunday. 🙂 Coincidence? I think not!
    Blessings, Bill!

  7. Ceil says:

    Hi Bill! Those light shows were seizure inducing! Yikes!! I did like to take the kids for a drive looking for fancy houses, but these really take the cake.

    Loved the last video. Ahhh…so much more peaceful. May God show me how beautiful his light is every day, so I won’t stray to darkness.
    Happy Friday my friend,

    • cycleguy says:

      Transiberian Orchestra is phenomenal musically. The light shows are energetic. 🙂 True that last video was peaceful. Had a good Friday. Spent the whole day with Jo and then just returned from a party where I met some new people.

  8. Eileen says:

    Light defeats dark. Amen. Just read this verse this morning. “For God who said ‘Let light shine out of darkness’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” 2 Cor 4:6