Friday, May 23, 2014

On Fire

The other day, we had a bonfire in the yard. Despite the fact that it was about 90 degrees outside, the children flocked from all over the yard and in the house, to come out and sit around the fire. My son posed the question, "What is it about a fire that makes it so desirable that it draws people to it no matter what?" That got us thinking: we want to be on fire for the Lord; we want to be a radiating light that penetrates the darkness, a warmth that draws people to Him. We would hope that others would look at us, and see a noticeable difference knowing that that difference and anything good comes from the Lord. Perhaps, even non-christians would be intrigued and question their disbelief.

"You are the light of the world- like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:14-16

Heavenly Father, thank You for unending love for us. Thank you for sending Your Son, Jesus, to be the light of the world. Help us to be a reflection of Your light in a dark world. -Amen

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