Bright Lights in a Dark City
There is a small elderly lady in our Church who has a citywide reputation. Auntie Florence is meek and gentle, caring and loving. She never complains and she's always involved and active, helping the less fortunate. Her example shines in this city. The community notices her and holds her up as a good example of what a Christian should be like.
Both she and Paul challenge me to live in a way that makes a difference. The light of God that shines in them shines in me too. Its God's light. When that light is held up against the darkness of the day, people see it and notice. And in seeing they have another chance to choose life, with God in it.
Today as you go out into your regular activities, consider how you shine, that the world might see your example, and be drawn to Christ.
Father, today grant us eyes to see ourselves as the world does. Renew your Glory within us, that we might live brightly. Amen.