As I travel the road, I weave in and out of shadows and light, sometimes blinded as I turn a corner or walk between the outline of houses. The other day, as I came around one corner, a school bus was headed down the road toward me. Except for the small headlights on the front of the bus, I could not see the bus at all, only the glare of sun streaming around.
You know, that's how I want to live my Christian life.
I want people who meet me to be so dazzled by the brilliance of Christ that they can see nothing else.
A big part of how people see me, of course, is based on my attitude. Am I looking for opportunities to be that light for Christ, or am I, quite literally, hiding my light under a bushel?
I have a quote on my bathroom mirror that is based on a sermon I heard a few weeks ago:
Expect Divine Appointments Every Day
These appointments can come in various shapes and sizes, not always what I expect. Whether it is as a friend who has a hug of encouragement; a widow who can say to a new widow/widower, "I get it;" words on a page that touch someone; or as a mom who gives empathy to her own child, I can serve our living God...
...but only if I am looking to serve Him.
Lord, please help me to be willing and able to look outside myself each and every day in order to see the opportunities You put before me, to further Your kingdom and accomplish the work You have purposed here. Amen.
"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." - Matthew 5:14-15