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Let Your Light Shine

By Don Loftis | 08.02.17

If you ever toured Mammoth Cave, you likely recall reaching the largest “room” and having them turn out all the lights.  The darkness was amazing.  You literally could not see your hand in front of your face.  After everyone’s eyes had adjusted to the dark, the guide would light a match.  Amidst the cavernous darkness, the amount of light generated by a match or a candle was incredible.


Light appears its brightest in darkness.  The same is true for Christians who have been called to be the light of the world.  That radiance is beautiful on Sundays during the assembly or the Bible class, but it is even more beautiful shining in the darkness of the world.


I suppose this is the reason we are called to love our enemies, as well as the brethren.  It is why walking the second mile sheds light on a different way to live life.  We are asked to face ministry without complaining and to confront persecution with joy so our motives will glow with purity rather than self advancement.


It seems we live in a time of expanding darkness.  We experience corruption, violence, immorality, and selfishness in dozens of ways in our daily lives.  God may be setting His people in place to shine His light of righteousness and hope in such a way that its brilliance will be unmistakable.  Paul challenged the Philippians (2:15), “So that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world.”   Let’s be sure that our lights never go out.



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