Christian Life

The Light That Shines

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Proverbs 4:18
My husband and I were recently driving through subdivisions just looking at houses and yards, commenting and dreaming as we drove along.  “Oh, pretty landscaping!  Lovely wreath on that door!”  Then we came to a house and my husband commented about how he’d like to live in a place like that.   “No, that is too shady!” was my reply.  “I have to have the sun pouring in my windows and doors!” 
I love the sunlight.  I need the sunlight.  I guess that’s why I stopped and pondered over the proverbs at the top of this post when I read it in my quiet time yesterday.  What a sweet reminder that the Lord shines His light on the path of the just.  The “just” is simply the person who has been made right by the blood of Christ and have received Him as their Savior.  As we are guided by the Word of God, we can walk in the light as He is in the light. 
This is not just any light – it’s a shining light.  When I walk in it, it’s noticeable not only to me, but also to others.  So let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matt. 5:16
This week I had a need for someone to go visit my aunt who has had a stroke and is in a hospital many miles from here.  She was alone, and I wondered if a pastor in that area would go see her.  A call was made to the church and we were assured that someone would go.  I also mentioned the need to a friend of mine who lives in the same area where my aunt is hospitalized.  She told me she and her husband would go when they were able.  I told her to do what the Lord led her to do…it was in God’s hands.
Later that evening my friend called me.  She and her husband were on their way home from the hospital.  They’d been able to visit my aunt, but the blessing of it all was the way the Lord directed them there at just the right time.  While they were in her room, her son called from the Atlanta airport.  Due to some mitts they’ve had to put on my aunt’s hands, had they not been there, she wouldn’t have been able to answer her phone.  The other blessing of that phone call is that the Lord has especially burdened my heart for this cousin of mine that called.  We’ve recently added his name to our prayer list at church.  My friend’s husband was able to tell him why they were there visiting. Surely my cousin saw the shining light of their good works.  I’m praying that this will be a part of drawing him to the Savior!
Praise the Lord for the light He gives so we can obey his bidding.  Praise Him, also, for the way the light of the just can shine for others to see so that they, too, might trust Christ. If you’re praying for some one’s salvation, be encouraged that the light of your life and other believers can help direct that lost person to the Light of the world!

With love,

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