Light in the Darkness
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."1
When Robert Louis Stevenson was a young child, as dusk was turning to darkness, he had his face pinned to the window at the front of his house fascinated by the lamplighter coming down the street lighting the old-fashioned gas street lamps.
He called out to his nana saying, "Nana! Come quickly. There's a man coming down the street punching holes in the darkness!"
Wherever we are and wherever we go may God's love shine through us so that by our manner of conversation and life we, too, will "punch holes in the darkness"—the spiritual darkness that surrounds us.
No matter how small you feel your "light" may be, remember that all the darkness in the world cannot put out the light of one small candle—or that of one ordinary Christian!
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to so live that your love and your light will shine through me, and thereby show others the way to Jesus. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Matthew 5:16.