Every year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces a Christmas campaign to help Light the World during the holiday season. This year’s campaign focuses on four main components, paired with each week of the month. This week’s theme is Light the World.
From the mormon.org/christmas page, there is a beautiful description that says, “Jesus Christ taught, ‘Ye are the light of the world.’ We can share that light to all of God’s children when we give as He gave to people near and far.”
From there, a few ideas are listed to participate in the week including sharing the good someone has done for you on social media, using one of the Light the World vending machines to give, donating to a charity, collecting supplies for refugees, etc.
We had the opportunity to give at one of the Light the World vending machines yesterday. It was an amazing experience. The vending machines have several types of donations such as a goat, eyeglasses, macaroni and cheese, meals, and school supplies. My husband and I were able to donate two chickens. While we will likely never know who benefited from the act of service, we were able to light the world just a bit more.
I think that, in many ways, lighting the world is one of the things we won’t see immediate results from. We may share the good someone did for us on social media, and that person may never see it. But it could change one of your follower’s lives.
The world is wide, and there is so much good that can be done. One drop may not seem to fill the ocean, but each drop makes a difference. Imagine how much difference many drops could make.
Christmastime is the perfect time to help light the world a little more.