Thursday, May 04, 2006
Try Being a Light
God's children shine with his light in a world where others are in darkness. So think of some of the things a light does.
*Light is silent. No noise, No bulldozing, No banners---- light simply shines. Its like a lighthouse along the shore. All it does is shine as it turns.
*Light gives direction. No words, no sermon. Jesus says that others "see" our actions-- but nothing is said of their hearing.
* Light attracts attention. You don't have to ask people to look at you when you turn on a light in a dark room. It happens automatically. You are a light in the darkness,a child of God who is being watched, who gives off a very distinct message... Without saying a word. Let the light shine. Don't attempt to show off how bright and sparkling you are, just let it shine.
I borrowed some of the above from Charles Swindoll. My point is its time to stop saying others are wrong, others are this or that. Its time to stop, look at ourselves and let our light shine. Its time to stop being a bulldozer pushing others to our way. Its time to stop and love our neighbor. Its time to forgive and forget the hurtful things that have been said. Its time for each of us to let our light shine so others can see the good in our faith and in our hearts.
I will delete all comments and emails that say anything negative about anyone else. If you have a problem with the way someone else believes then get on your knees. Do not tell me about it.