"Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." (Matthew 5:15)
Have you ever been in the dark? Interesting question isn't it? It can mean a couple of different things. It could mean something is going on, several people are doing things you just don't understand the what or the why...you are "in the dark." OR.... It could mean you forgot to leave a light on and you get home to "dark" and have to find the light switch. It could even mean the power has gone off and you hope you remember where the flashlight, or candle, is. We were at Mammoth Cave National Park taking the "easiest" tour as a family. One of the members of the family thought it would be "fun" to be the one stringing the lights up along the TOP of the path so everyone could see. Then we got to the bottom of the cave and the ranger asked if we had ever been "in the dark." They turned OUT the lights. IT W AS DARK! You couldn't even see your hand in front of your face. VERY dark....except for one child.... who was wearing white tennis shoes with a red "glow in the dark" streak on each shoe.
The Scripture readings today are about being the light in a world that needs light. Isaiah is reminding us to "feed the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness." (Isaiah 58:10) Paul is reminding us he demonstrated the "Spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom but on God's power." (1 Corinthians 2:5) And Jesus is reminding us we ARE the "light of the world" and we are to "let your (our) light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)
As Caregivers we are doing, helping and following...but are we "letting our light shine" the way God is asking us to? Are we doing what that small voice in our head is asking us to do? Are we letting our "light" shine so others "see and glorify" our Father in heaven? Something to think about.....
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