DAY 29: Monday, May 11
Be the Light
“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.” Matthew 5:14-16
This past summer we took our boys on a cave tour in Missouri. As our tour began, we observed that one of the families in our group was deaf. We also noticed that they had a hearing daughter who would interpret the guides’ instructions as we moved through the cave.
About halfway through the cave, we came to a room where the guide turned out all the lights in order to show us how dark the cave really was. As you can imagine, it would have been impossible for the girl using sign-language to communicate with her family in the dark. So, the guide brought the young girl up by him and lit a candle. The glow of the candle was just enough for her family to see her hands and receive the tour guides’ message.
There is no doubt that this season has left many people feeling like they are lost in the dark. As Jesus followers it’s our job to both be IN the light and BE the light so that others can see and know His message of hope.
Father, please help me to stay connected to you so that I can be a clear reflection of your character. Help me to light up the darkness around me with your hope, joy and presence. In Jesus name.
- What is one practical way you can be a light in your home?
- What is one way that God is calling you to light up the darkness around you?
- Check out the song Wake Up by All Sons and Daughters
- If you have little ones at home, This Little Light of Mine would be a very appropriate song to sing together after discussing this verse.
By Dan and Kim Litwiller
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