Today a very sick Okey spoke of preparing for a storm. You know how we get we are warned something is coming… we clean out the stores of bread and milk. We find all our flashlights and then just when we need them — they die. The batteries weren’t charged or die while waiting to be used. Is your faith in God like that? We have been called to the light, to shine the way to Jesus for others. Yet do we?
I am taking the Disciples I class this year, and in class today we talked about if would we deny God to save our own lives or the lives of our children. Jesus said “25 If you want to save your life, you will destroy it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find it. 26 What will you gain, if you own the whole world but destroy yourself? What would you give to get back your soul?” – Matthew 16: 25-26 (CEV). Could you give up your life for Jesus?
I don’t want to think about that, but that would be the ultimate way of shining the light. Instead I want to think that I can shine my light through my actions; helping in the church, showing love to all I encounter, taking care of my fellow man and woman. I want to be a light, but I know I fall short. I could give more to the church; I could give to the panhandler I pass every day. I know in my heart that I should not think the bad things that I do about people around me — but I try not to act on those thoughts. I could invite people to come to church with me, but I don’t. I don’t usually talk too much about religion to people. There in, I fall short of being a light! I know where I need to work on my life. What about you?