Shine Your Light


1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

There have been times where I have been out in public and I have smiled and said hello or held a door for a complete stranger, to only receive silence as a response.

It can become discouraging when people respond to your good works with hatred, crude remarks and sometimes a bitter silence.  I don't know about you, but I have found myself wondering does my love and kindness make a difference in the world.

I had took this matter to God and it wasn't long before my eyes were open to a revelation.  The electric in our community had went out late one evening.  The entire road was dark, besides for the solar lights that lined my porch deck.  The little lights illuminated and gave off light to such a large space. I brought  the solar lights in and placed them around my house.  Each light lit up the entire room.  

I was amazed.  It was only days before had  my daughters and I discussed how generic the solar lights must be, because they let off very little light.  I hadn't replaced the lights.  They were the same lights that we had once doubted. Yet, they lit up an entire room in complete darkness.

We as Christians are similar to the solar lights.  At times it may not seem like we are making a difference to anyone or anything, but it's quite the opposite.   We shine and can light up a whole room in complete darkness.  

Matthew 5:14-16 KJV 14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.


Submitted By: Freedom Curtis

My name is Freedom, Curtis.  I am a wife and stay at home mother of three.