09 Jun The Light (Mt 5:14) by Pastor Steve Selfridge
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.” ~ Mt 5:14 (full readings)
Pastor Steve’s Reflections: You are the light of the world. It was time for an update. So away we went to the hardware story to purchase a new light for our entry way. What a great deal and we got a rebate! How much better is life? Well….that led to getting two more lights-one for the kitchen and the dining room so they would match. We were careful to get the correct light so it would properly light up our house. We use our lights in the evenings quite often (imagine that) so we wanted to be able to see. After changing the light fixture, it didn’t seem as bright as what we were anticipating. So I aimed to fix the problem. I went and pulled out a different bulb. Wow! What a difference the quality of the bulb was. Could we see with the first ones? Yes, but when we changed bulbs to the second ones, we could see with greater clarity. Did we change the fixture? No, all we needed to do was change the bulb. You are connected to the power source—Jesus Christ, but maybe your bulb isn’t as bright as it once was or could be. Maybe God is asking for your fixture to be extended to the bigger size because He desires to light a bigger portion of His world for His glory. Are you willing to set aside the old bulb and old fixture to be even brighter for Him? There are some in your part of the world that need to see your light. Your light of forgiveness, grace and compassion. Your light to the unborn and teenage mother. Your light to the social outcast, stranded and helpless. Let your light be brighter and light the way for all to see Him.
* Steve is privileged to be married to Manel and they have four awesome kiddos. He is a pastor of an awesome group of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ..
Faith Challenge: Find a dark part of our society that is needing God’s light and let Him shine radiance, hope and love there today.
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Feast Day: St. Ephrem
Faith Quote: “Jesus is the light of the world shining through me.” ~ Unknown Author
Through Christ our Lord,
Pastor Steve Selfridge