Lamps

by Rich Dixon on May 16, 2016

Happy Monday!

Sorry for a really bad pun, but perhaps you’ll be enlightened by today’s word-of-the-week…

LAMPS

MondayHow often do you switch on a lamp so you can look at the light bulb?

“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)

A lamp’s primary purpose is allowing other things to be seen more clearly. It’s a tool. The lamp doesn’t exist to be the center of attention.

Our FREEDOM TOUR team takes off on a 500-mile tour in about four weeks. One of our goals is to be Light In Dark Places. But we need to be careful.

Jesus says we’re to be light in a dark world. That doesn’t mean we’re some sort of shining example to be admired. Like the lamp, we’re not designed to be the center of attention.

We’re meant to illuminate the world, but the point is to reflect light so others can see Jesus more clearly.

I’m mostly not very good at this. Often I hide my light with depression or false humility. Sometimes I try to be the brightest possible light and find myself shouting, “Look at me!”

It’s Monday. Might be a good day to resolve to be lamps shining on Jesus.

Have a great week.

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