Let Your Light Shine

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Let Your Light Shine

I recently had a conversation with a coworker where we were discussing how dark the times are these days. She made a comment which really resonated with me: “A light shines the brightest in the darkness.” What a powerful insight she had!

It reminded me of the annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at church. When every light in the sanctuary has been turned out, the pastor lights a single, tiny candle. In the darkness, every eye is drawn to that one minuscule light. We can be like that tiny candle – shining brightly where others will be drawn to us.

In telling us to be the light of the world, I believe Jesus wants us to behave in a way where others will see in us a genuine kindness and compassion, a deep purity, sincere love, and a joy which radiates through us, even in the worst of times. These are characteristics which aren’t commonplace in today’s society. As we draw nearer to the time of our Lord’s return, this world is going to get much darker. It is imperative for us to let our light shine brightly in the darkness so people will be drawn to the light of Christ in us.

© 2017, Stacy R. Miller

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