2017-09-23 - The Light
Matthew 5:15-16 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.
Recently we were visited by Tropical Storm Irma. Strong and violent winds blew down trees, causing power lines to fall. Millions of people in our state were without power. Our house was without power for several days. We relied on a battery-powered lamp for light. Without our little lamp, we would have been in the dark. This little lamp provided light for our house. We relied on it to function in the many hours of darkness.
As Christians, we have a light to guide us. Our light is God, as seen in His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus provided us with another light, the Holy Spirit, when he returned to Heaven. The light of the Holy Spirit guides us through life.
Jesus tells us in the Scriptures that we are also to function as lights. As followers of Christ, we are to display His light to others and make a difference in this world. Just like that little battery-powered lamp, we are to provide much-needed light to others. Are you shining your light for others to see Jesus?
Richard Moser, Jr
All scripture references from NIV (New International Version) unless otherwise noted