Shine

 

 

“‘“The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
 the Lord make His face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
 the Lord turn His face toward you
    and give you peace.”’

—-Numbers 6:24-26

 

The grass behind my house was glowing in the sun shortly before nightfall.

Walking peacefully around the neighborhood, I was taking in the beauty all around me.

God makes the sun to shine upon the grass.

God shines on us, giving us peace and love for eternity.

 

 

 

 

 

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Your Light Has Come

Arise, shine, for your light has come,

and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.

See, darkness covers the earth

and thick darkness is over the peoples,

but the Lord rises upon you

and His glory appears over you.

Nations will come to your light,

and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

—Isaiah 60:1-3

As for me, many years ago, a light came into my heart as I accepted Jesus as my Savior.

Darkness covered me–a thick darkness that separated me from His forgiveness.

A darkness of unwillingness to give my life to Him.

A darkness of doubt mixed with fear and shame.

Yet, the love of Jesus rose up in my heart one day and the brightness of salvation came to me.

In asking for forgiveness, I received it from Him.

In desiring His divine guidance for my life, He gave it.

By asking Him to be my Lord, He became just that.

Do you know Jesus today?

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In the Same Way

If you have ever been outside when it is really dark–away from street lights–then you know just how “dark” dark can be.

I remember walking with a group of friends once in a forest at night without any light.

I couldn’t see my own feet, and it felt strange putting each foot forward to move along.

In situations like that, you long for the light of a distant house or an approaching car.

There are those we know who are walking in darkness.

They do not know what the true light of Jesus is, yet something in their souls longs for Him.

As Christians, we can show them the light that Jesus is shining within us.

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Matthew 5:14-16

“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. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

 

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