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Let Your Light Shine

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from John 14:8, ” Philip said to Him, ‘Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.’ “

Background

This past year, a solar eclipse made its way across the United States, capturing the attention of millions. One of the world’s largest shadows brought much of our nation to a standstill. Even though at work, I was fascinated to catch bits and pieces of the activity on the NASA website as they tracked and reported the historic event. Later, as I spoke with a coworker, I noted the awesome power of the God who orchestrated the amazing show in the sky. I mentioned that I could hardly throw a ball and hit a target twice in a row, while God could create and align these majestic celestial bodies to produce such a fascinating phenomenon. Knowing that my friend was not a believer in Jesus, I was hoping he would take the bait and provide an opening for me to talk about the Lord of our universe. Alas, he was not so inclined. After my brief comment, he headed back to his office to continue his work amidst the rays of the returning sunlight beaming through his window, all provided by the God he does not know.

Application

And he was not unlike the millions who experienced the moon interrupting our beam of light from the sun, those who looked up to the heavens wearing their goofy glasses but refusing to acknowledge the One who dwells above it all. No, for them, a solar eclipse was not sufficient to show them the Father. And for many, lives lived out in devotion to the King are also not sufficient to convince. Sadly, even the words spoken from the Son of God Himself cannot suffice to turn a lost soul to the loving Father who longs to welcome him home. We followers of Christ do not know what God will choose to use to sufficiently convict a heart. But our calling is to faithfully proclaim the Savior who is responsible and able to save. For when God moves, He’s quicker than the speed of light and more eternal than the burning sun.

Charge

As we seek Him today, let your light so shine before men that they will see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.


AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org

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