Happy Day after Christmas! Merry rest of the year; even when Christmas is over, the Light of the World is still here. (Matthew West, musician)

For some folks, December 26 is the day to return unwanted or wrong-sized gifts. Too often the joy and happiness of the Christmas season have disappeared like a vapor. But West is on target to remind us that the real purpose of Christmas continues today and into the unknown future. We must keep looking to the Light of the World, Jesus, for hope and joy.

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John 8:12)