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Okay, I need to retell a powerful and very real story I heard many years ago. It was related to a Christian television audience by Bill Wilson, founder of Metro Ministries, a ministry that began by using buses to take street kids to Sunday School in Brooklyn, New York. Bill Wilson told of a special thing that happened on one bus that he was driving one Sunday before Christmas. Since Christmas is a few hours away, I want to give this treasure to you. I know you will never forget it.

Bill slowed his bus down to pick up a batch of children for the services on a particular corner, and the last child on there was a small, poorly clad girl. The child had her hands cupped together and a look of wonder on her face. She stood at the top of the steps and waited.

“Pastor Bill, look,” she urged, looking down at her little cupped hands. Bill said that he told her kindly that he would look in a minute, but she needed to sit down so he could move the bus. A lot of traffic was building up behind them.

But she stood there and insisted he look “right now.”

Pastor Bill said he leaned over to peer into her little hands, and there was a small, dime store plastic molded crèche scene encased there. She had held in the light and the chemicals were causing it to send off a soft greenish-yellow light.”

“Pastor Bill, look,” the tiny girl said with awe in her voice. “Jesus glows in the dark.”

There were tears in Bill Wilson’s eyes and his voice was choked up as he said those words of hers. A sermon of profound truth in two tiny hands. No matter how complicated your life seems, no matter how busy your Christmas gets, keep that treasure in your heart: “Jesus glows in the dark.”

“Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life.” John 8:12 Amplified Bible

Merry Christmas