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Be a Light!
Christian Devotional by Pastor Cecil Thompson

Pastor Cecil Thompson
Pastor
Cecil Thompson

1 John 1:5-7

"This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin."

I have read that there really is no such thing as darkness. Darkness is the absence of light. Modern night-penetrating devices can only function with a certain degree of light. If there is not enough light from stars or artificial lights, the operator sends a beam of near-infrared light that is invisible to the naked eye, but provides light for the device to see in the dark.

Sometimes we speak of being in the dark, but when our eyes become accustomed to the dark, it is possible to see what we did not see at first. I have heard that many pirate captains wore eye patches over one eye, not because they were blind, but so that when they went below decks they would be able to see if some of the crew were planning to mutiny.

As a boy we used to sing a little song about being a light. We would go through the motions as if we were holding a candle to illuminate the dark. As I read the words once again I am transported back in time:

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Won't let Satan blow it out.
I'm gonna let it shine.
Won't let Satan blow it out.
I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Let it shine til Jesus comes.
I'm gonna let it shine.
Let it shine til Jesus comes.
I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Hide it under a bushel - NO!
I'm gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel - NO!
I'm gonna let it shine, Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Let it shine over the whole wide world,
I'm gonna let it shine.
Let it shine over the whole wide world,
I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

My prayer is that my life will be a candle in the darkness of this sin-sick world. The source of our light is Jesus. He will provide the fuel to keep our light burning until He calls us home. Even after we have gone to be with Him, may the warm glow burn in the hearts of those whose lives we illuminated.

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and light the world around you!

- - - Pastor Cecil

 

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