Genesis 1:3-4 NIV
 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
With the short days and dark nights it has been good to see special lights going up – Christmas lanterns and decorations, candles and garden lights to give light in the darkness. God shines his light into darkness and right from the beginning of the bible, light is really important and beautiful.
Lord, help us to allow your light to fill us so that we show something of what you are like.