Light

December 30, 2010 Donna New

Matthew 5:14, 15 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand and it gives light to all in the house.

Christmas my two sister-in-laws and I were sitting in the living room enjoying the fire. It was cold outside and a little chill was in the house but by the fire it was warm. We had a couple of long conversations and just enjoyed being together.

The warmth of the fire, the light of a candle all have a beauty and a purpose. The flames warm or brighten the room. We can’t enjoy life as well without them. We don’t want to close them off or cover them up.

I want to be a warm fire that people can cuddle up by and find warmth…not physically but spiritually. I want grace and mercy to be such a part of me that people want to be near to get a little of it. I want to be a light that shows the way and bathes the room in a glow.

I have qualities in me that aren’t very light-like. I’m a sinner actually. But I also am a light. So it’s best I don’t hide under a basket. Jesus told us not to.

We each have a unique set of gifts that we should allow the Lord to use. He wants to shine through us, use us to light the way and warm the house. Imperfect as we are we need to allow the Lord to give light to other people through us.

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