Tuesday, October 5, 2010
“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden."
As I was driving along the country side on my way to work this morning, I started thinking about the sun and how beautiful it looks coming through the trees. The rays were bursting forth, with brilliant power, through the slightest opening of tree branches and leaves.
To me the trees resemble my life. Often times His light shines brightly through me and then there are times when my life is consumed with my thoughts, my wants, my ways... and like the big oak tree that tries to "hide" the sun....my sin is TRYING to "hide" the SON OF GOD. Thankfully He can never be hidden completely. Thankfully His Spirit which reminds me that I am not my own. I was bought with a price, a very high price at that.
When a child of God wanders, His loving hand draws us back. Sometimes discipline is necessary but it is always because He loves us too much to leave us in our sin. If we admit our wrongs, He will forgive us!
1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness".
Once the cleansing has occurred, the stains from my sins are completely removed and the SON OF GOD is visible in my life once again. I want to be a vessel that God can shine forth His light, so that others can see and know the SON OF GOD. I want others to experience His grace, His mercy, His love and shine forth His LIGHT! Help me Lord to be Your light wherever I go and whatever I do. Continue revealing my sins to me so that I may call on You for daily cleansing. I never want to hide Your Son! AMEN