Sunday, September 12, 2010

Light




My brother got a solar-powered flashlight last week! 

He was excited, anyway. 

But of course...

Solar power is so cool! :)



I get impressed whenever I see one of those flashing signs. :)


There is just something so utterly brilliant about using light to make light...






Wow. What more perfect illustration could there be for being a light to the world?

Jesus said, "
I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
"

and He also said, 

"
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. " 







Think about solar panels. 

What makes those flashing stop-signs work?

The solar panel is somehow working hard enough to squeeze out enough light to save lives? 

Or is the panel merely channeling the energy from the sun? All it has to do is work as it was created to - keeping itself facing the sun and turning that light into another form that will grab our attention. 

That's all we need to do! 
Work as we were created to - keep ourselves turned towards the Son, the source of all light and power, and allow Him to flow through us and get the attention of those around us, so that their life might be saved. 

It's so simple... yet the minute we start thinking we are shining our own light or forget where our focus must be, we are nothing more than a flat piece of black plastic, accomplishing nothing and less than nothing, perhaps even becoming a pollutant in the environment, causing more harm than if we had never been there.
If we allow clouds of sin or busy-ness to get between us and the Source of our Power, it will not be long until we die slowly away, without light for ourselves, let alone for others. 
Sometimes, though, we cannot see Him working around us - it is pitch black. Then certainly those who do not know Him need too see Him more than ever, and that is why He placed us where He did - that those around us might see Him in the black confusion of their lives. And He put us where we will get enough light to last us as long as it will be dark, too.

If we are always before Him, keeping away the things that would block Him, we will shine brightly for Him, even when it is black around us, showing His light to the world.

Am I brightly shining, or am I merely a random plastic square attached to something for no good reason? Am I daily being renewed by Him, and then sharing that light with others? Or am I continually being filled, yet never shining myself? How much light am I using for Christ?


Seeking Him,

2 thoughts shared:

Jessica said...

Oh how I love your analogies they are so beautiful and thought provoking.

Wow when are you going to do a devotional!!!!

Katherine Sophia said...

Thank you! But they can be interesting only because I've been thought-provoked myself! Any time my writing is good, it's a blessing from Someone Else. :)

And devotional... When I'm rich and famous. Or brave. Or wise. Or something else that I'm not yet. ;)

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