Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
Have you ever compared yourself to another Christian? Have you ever thought that perhaps you didn’t have “as much” to offer? Maybe you aren’t as colorful with your gifts; perhaps your holiest thoughts tumble out like bricks. Or, perhaps you are absoutely petrified to say the word “Jesus” in earshot of anyone else.
That’s okay. Exactly where you are is a beautiful place.
Know that God’s unique and brilliant crafting of you was no accident—He is perfect and has a perfectly designed task ahead for you in this very day. That task will have your special brand of faith woven into it. Perhaps it’s a smile or hug to a downcast soul, a dollar squeezed in a Salvation Army tin, or a bowl of hot soup for a neighbor down with the flu. Whatever your contribution of Light may be to the world today know that your Light—freely given—is an expression of God’s holiness to the world. And that expression will be perfect.
Hold fast to truth, beloved. Your personal opinion of yourself has nothing to do with God’s opinion of you and who He’s made you to be. So be a Light in big ways, small ways, or even sideways. All Light makes a difference in this world—if we choose to shine.
Twas but a little light she bore
While standing at the open door;
A little light, a feeble spark,
And yet it shown out through the dark
With cheerful ray, and gleamed afar
As brightly as the polar star.
A little light dispels the gloom
That gathers in the shadowed room
Where want and sickness find their prey,
And night seems longer than the day,
And hearts with many troubles cope
Uncheered by one slight ray of hope.
It may be little we can do
To help another, it is true;
But better is a little spark
Of kindness when the way is dark,
Than one should miss the road to heaven
For lack of light we might have given.
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How do you get through the times when you feel that what you have to give online just isn’t good enough?