Friday, July 10, 2009

Let Your Light Shine

Light in the summer months is longer and brighter in this part of the world. It uplifts our mood, helps the trees and plants to grow, and reminds me of some of Jesus’ sayings. When he referred to darkness and light, it was not just the sun, but often a reference to Himself and Son of God. And when we are connected to Jesus Christ, God’s Son, we truly reflect what Jesus is all about to others. Matthew 5:16 says: “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” And, as he was often referring to himself, Jesus said” I am the Light. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but have the Light of Life.” As His disciples, may our lives shine with Christ’s love for the world.”

Rev. John Craig Murrow
Associate Executive Minister
Philadelphia Baptist Association.