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Feb. 7, 2020 - Let Your Light Shine

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven.” (Matthew 5:16 NRSV)

Jim Van Winkle opened our Nurture meeting last Sunday with this passage from Matthew about letting our light shine. We spent some time talking about ways we do that, and ways we could do more of it.

A quick glance at this passage and you might get a mistaken idea about shining your light. Jesus is not saying that we should call attention to what we are doing so that the light shines on us. Instead, we are to shine our light in a way that points to God so that any glory will be His, and not ours.

That’s hard to do on an individual level. But in the context of the Body of Christ, the church, it is much easier because no one person stands out.

The good news is that we have a light to shine. There is much to give God glory for. The bad news is that it’s not enough. There is always more that can and should be done, more light that needs to shine. The world we live in is a very dark place in need of the light of Christ.

One of the hardest things, I think, for a congregation to deal with is that there will always be more that needs to be done. Until God’s Kingdom shines over all of creation there will always be more that needs to be done.

The fuel for our light is our relationship with our Savior Jesus, the Christ. If we maintain that relationship, we will always have fuel for our light.

Let’s get our wicks turned up so that there is a beacon shining out over our community, a beacon that points toward our God. Together we can do this.

Lord Jesus, continue to fuel our light. Amen.

Always, to God be the glory!

Paul

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