Monday, November 19, 2012

This Little Light of Mine 11/19/2012

"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;  nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." Matt 5:14-16

It is important for Christians to know that being a child of God is not simply a status, but a calling with a purpose and with responsibilities.  It is true that there is a great inheritance reserved for us, however there is a great work we must do until such time as that inheritance is received.  This work is not done in order to receive, but because it has already been set aside against the day of God's timing.

Beloved, we are God's advertising campaign.  Though the majesty of His creation shouts His existence and love, we are the ones who are charged to tell the story, make the introductions and invite the world into a relationship with its creator.  All that we say or do should be seasoned with that purpose in mind.  We are advocates, representatives, ambassadors, samples and examples.  It is only through His blessed family that others can and will come to Him.  Let us engage in activities and behaviors that would draw all not to ourselves but to Him who made us all.  Let us allow our light to shine brightly thus illuminating the very love of God.

Rejoicing in the Lord,


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