Friday, November 8, 2013

1 Thessalonians 5:5 “for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness.”

Yesterday evening my son and I walked over to the neighbor’s house to retrieve one of his toys he had left.  When we went out the front door a sliver of the moon and the bright glow of Venus were there to greet us.  The stars were all beginning to pop out and reveal their light in the darkening sky.  This is how I see us, the children of light.  We may be surrounded by darkness but we are not of the darkness.  We may be in the night but we are not of the night.  Just as the stars, the moon and the planets glow all of the time so does our light, it is just more noticed in the darkness.  There will be a day when darkness is banished forever and the light will prevail over it completely.  Until then we are beacons of light, we shine our light, the light of Love as a comfort, as a guide, as a testimony to our God.  Today the forecast is for sun in the morning and some clouds to roll in later.  I hope the sun will remind us all of the eternal light and love of God and that the clouds will remind us that the light and love of God always shines, even if we cannot clearly see it. Let us shine on with Him!

Lord,
Thank you for the heavens that are so beautiful to gaze at.  Thank you for the sunshine and the azure sky during the day and for the bright points of light that come from the stars at night.  Let them remind us of the light you have placed in us so we can shine on for you just as stars in the night.  Amen.