Monday, July 29, 2013

Shine Your Light

1 John 3:16 -- "We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters."

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The metaphor I like to use with this verse and others like it is this: God is our beacon. He shows us love, mercy, sacrifice, forgiveness and the list goes on and on. When we invite Jesus into our life and live in faith that He is in control, we are then able to reflect that light to others. The same way mirrors reflect what it sees to others, God can use us to shed light into the dark places of this world.

Matthew 5:16 -- "In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father."

God showed us what true love is -- it is sacrifice and putting other before ourselves. This is difficult and it goes again human nature. However, we have an excellent example in Christ and and Almighty guide in God.

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