Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16
Light shines the brightest in the darkest room or storm and it is in such places and times that God has called each of us to individually be on mission, to shine His light, for Him. As a unique part of His Body, we do not have a choice. We must each find our place in the array of lights illuminating a path for the world to follow to Christ.
For our personal expression of Christ’s presence to be the most visible, it must of course be on display for the world to see. As light contrasts and dispels darkness, the life of Christ is most obvious when it is firmly placed amidst trial, difficulty, lost culture, or even a global crisis. We may all desire to be someplace else or to be experiencing a different set of circumstances, but we are not. We are “here,” in this moment of time and history. As a person places a lamp or candle in a darkened room, God has placed each of us in this present darkness to reveal His glory.
Time to shine.
Preach abroad, it is the cooping of yourselves up in rooms that has dampened the work of God, which never was and never will be carried out to any purpose without going into the highways and hedges and compelling men and women to come in. – Jonathan Edwards
Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.
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