#163 – Light Shinning

Good morning salt and light

John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood (overcome) it.

This was said about our wonderful Saviour but I believe it is God’s heart for us too.

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Light is brightest when it is in the darkness. Lots of lights together cause a great brightness but just a single light in a dark place is more distinctive and noticeable. Our lives are the light that the world needs to see. Our light is the brightness of Jesus living in us but clearly seen shinning out of us. Some people have wrongfully read these statements and concluded “That’s a bit super-spiritual. It’s alright for them but that’s just not me. I’m more a background person.” This is not super-spiritual; this is scriptural and if you have accepted Christ, you are called to be salt and light. This is our privilege and our responsibility and I believe it should be a focus of our prayers.

I personally am much more comfortable around Christians, I naturally find being around darkness difficult. But the more I journey life and the more I catch God’s heartbeat, the more I know I need to be in dark places in order to shine. One last challenge for us all. Our best behaviour should be around non-Christians and not just reserved for Church on Sunday. Our light is best used in darkness.

(PS. Thank you for your patience today. We had a few technical issues. Which is why todays BIY has been sent later then normal.)