Darkness surrounds, a Shroud of darkness, Lights where are you? Are you shining? I can’t see you. Why? You look just like everyone else. Your light has dimmed. You say well it’s ok to go do this or that just once. God wants me to enjoy life so it’s ok. I can ask for forgiveness later. As you keep on willfully sinning your light grows dimmer and dimmer. Until it is nothing but a small flicker or until it is hidden from sight. Oh Christians where is your light? Is it dim or shining brightly? Is it covered? Do you say I don’t want anyone to judge me because I am a Christian? I just want to be normal. If you hide your light then all you are is a good person. But if you let your light shine then you are portraying Christ. I love the song by Salvador called “Shine”. The Chorus goes like this:
Lord let me shine, shine like the moon
A reflection of You in all that I do
Lord let me be a light for Your truth
Light of the world, I wanna be used to shine for You
Is this the prayer of our hearts or do we want to reflect the world instead? Who is it that we want to reflect? Also think about this sometimes we reflect Christ only when we meet with the church. The rest of the week we reflect the world. Do you want to be a reflection of Christ in all that you do or only part of what you do? Shine Christians shine. If you shine you never know who will be there that will take your example and shine with you. A good friend of mine put this on his facebook status.
“ ‘where are the reinforcements?" "we're it...’ -Blackhawk Down
Who are you expecting to be the reinforcements................ you're it...”
This is an interesting statement. So true. We should not expect reinforcements from man but we have the best reinforcement in the universe. If God is for us who can stand against us. I met a man the other day. He was passing out Gideon Bibles. I stopped and talked to him and encouraged him before class. Just by him standing there doing that he was an encouragement to me. When you see someone who has a Christian t-shirt on or is praying with someone or sharing the gospel with someone, stop and thank them and encourage them. We are in this together but it is a lonely road sometimes. It seems like there is no one shining for Christ anywhere. I have seen some very interesting things happen because I stopped and talked to a Christian or someone stopped and talked to me and encouraged me. Just thanking them for shining for Christ really makes a difference. Praise the Lord that we can reflect him as lights shining. Praise the Lord that we have such a great gift of eternal life to share with others. Let us reflect Christ and share what He has done for us on the Cross.