After this last week I have learned one of the most frustrating things is a light that won’t work.
I spent the first part of the week trying to get one of the low beam headlights on our jeep to work. I replaced bulbs and fuses, but nothing seemed to work.
Then, we decided to get the Christmas decorations down and started going through the Christmas lights. Our pre-lit trees, purchased because the box claimed they would “never go out,” have not lived up to their promise. I checked all the fuses and went through all 2,000 little lights with no success. Needless to say, I was more than just a little frustrated.
I wonder how God feels when one of his lights refuses to shine. Jesus, in His Sermon on the Mount, tells his followers they are light of the world and to let their lights shine before others so they may see their good works and to give glory to God. But how many people out there claim to be followers of Christ and yet are not doing any good works in His name?
After lots of frustration, I ended up just throwing away the lights on our Christmas tree. If I couldn’t get them to shine, then they were not good for anything.
In the same sermon Jesus tells his followers, “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet” (Matthew 5:13).
So as followers of Christ, let’s make sure we are letting our lights shine. Let’s be the people Christ called us to be.
—Luke Bower, Baker Heights bulletin, Abilene TX