On this day in the year 1958, the first broadcast from space was made by radio. The president at the time, President Dwight D. Eisenhower read a Christmas message, telling everyone “to all mankind, America’s wish for peace on Earth and goodwill to men everywhere”. It was recorded ahead of time, then broadcast over the radio from space. It was sent from a U.S. Army satellite.
You may not have a satellite to tell something to the world, but you can still say a lot without even knowing it. Your attitude, the look on your face–do you stand with your arms crossed and look kind of pouty when you don’t get your way? That’s a lot of negativity you are putting out to the world without trying. God wants us to be a light to the world–that means we watch our words, but also our actions.
How can you put out a ‘wish for peace on Earth and goodwill to men everywhere’ with your words and actions today?
14 “You are the light that shines for the world to see. You are like a city built on a hill that cannot be hidden. 15 People don’t hide a lamp under a bowl. They put it on a lampstand. Then the light shines for everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16 (ERV)
Dear Holy Spirit, work in my today–be my guide and helper. Help me to be less selfish, and to focus on others more. Help me to be positive, to be a light to the world. Amen.