Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Letting our Light Shine

In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly father.  (Matthew 5:16)

   The Olympic torch is a symbol of freedom and is carried around the world before the games begin.  It originates in Athens and circumvents the globe to reach the stadium where the games take place.

   Similarly, the Christian is expected to let the light of the Gospel shine for all to see.  How easy it is to allow the flame and passion for service to be extinguished.  Financial worries, job related and family stress, overemphasis of personal hobbies -- all can dim our flame.  To keep the flame brightly shinning we need daily inspiration from the word of God.

   I still love to sing the children's chorus -- This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine, let it shine,m let it shine.  Letting our light shine so all the world can see is the best way to bring glory to our Heavenly Father.

Thought for the Day: God's light is pure and penetrating.

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