|TODAY’S SERVING JESUS IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE|
The Man Who Lit Up
“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”” John 8:12
I was standing in a little grassy area with handicapped streets ministry doggies Abigail and Gracie when I began speaking to a man standing on the sidewalk nearby doing his non profit work. I mentioned Jesus and he absolutely lit up. Within moments, we were throwing scriptures back and forth at each other. The more verses, the more joy. Brother and sister in the Lord.
Two strangers in his big old world. But siblings in Christ who will spend forever together with Jesus. Oh, how joyful we were with our hearts and mouths pointed to Jesus for those few minutes. Soon a few young people showed up to join him in his volunteer work. I gave them Gospel tracts, and all three signed up to receive my Good News Daily devotionals by email.
Then off we went in our respective lives. I wish you could have seen how that man lit up once I spoke of Jesus. Shouldn’t be surprised, of course. Jesus is the light of the whole world. Savior of the world. The only way to everlasting life. King of Kings, Lord of Lords, almighty God. When we think about Him, and talk about Him, and read the Bible, and share Him with others, and, most of all, follow after Him, how can we not be lit up? Oh, bless the Lord. Father of lights, God is. The light, the light, do you know the light of Jesus?
Don’t hold the light of Christ to yourself, my friend. Long ago, I saw the Olympic torch which was carried from place to place around America. The light was spread all around. The most important way we can serve the Lord in our everyday lives is to share the Gospel message with others, to proclaim Christ to the world, to help people to find and follow Him, and as we do so to spread the love, light, hope, mercy, joy and grace of Jesus with the world!