Wednesday, October 1, 2014

LET IT SHINE

     "This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine." On a dark Friday evening the teacher at Good News Bible Club turned off the lights and struck a match. Children saw the wee flame's ability to dispel the darkness and they were not curious about the shadows. Their eyes focused on the tiny light.

     The aspens are ablaze on the hills of Colorado. Until the leaves on the aspens began to turn yellow, from a distance you could assume the mountainsides were covered with pines. No longer content to blend in with the evergreens, they show their true identity at this gorgeous season and our eyes are drawn to their brilliant colour.

     Light is powerful and it is attractive. In Matthew 5:14 Jesus told His disciples, "You are the light of the world." (NKJV) He told them to let their light be seen. People may assume the world view they hold and which is generally accepted is accurate until a believer in Christ expresses a truth from God's Word that challenges their thinking.

     With continual reports of troubles throughout the world, words of hope are welcome. When things look dark globally or in people's individual lives, we can share good news. The Lord Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." (John 8:12 NKJV). The abundant life Christ offers is a precious alternative to the black outlook the enemy presents. 

   Through His life, death, burial and resurrection the Lord Jesus secured victorious eternal life for each one who chooses to receive Him as Lord. May the light of this truth shine brightly through the lives of believers.  

      

4 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you're enjoying the autumn beauty of Colorado. I'm sure His shine is reflected from you the way the autumn gold on the trees reflects the angled sun. Blessings!

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    1. Thinking you must be enjoying glorious colour in British Columbia, Violet. Blessings.

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  2. May we shine, like the trees: non-threatening, non-aggressive, but very clearly lit by a different Light and visible to those around. May His beauty shine in us.

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