The Day The Switch was Flipped. Wednesday, June 1, 2016
I was back at school again today! I surely didn’t plan on spending my summer in school but I’m sure glad I am! I spent most of the day with the Preschoolers (5 and 6 year olds). They don’t speak much English, but they understand most of what I say to them. They’re definitely warming up to me. I can’t count how many hugs I received today. One little girl, Isabella, drew me a picture. Some of the kids even began mimicking words that I would say in English. That was reassurance that they are learning some things from me. When it was time for me to go to a different class they refused to let me go. Several of them ran to hug me and I had to pry them off of me. Several others stood in front of the door. It was really precious but also broke my heart because I’m already getting attached to these kids who mostly just smile at me. Plus it made me really miss my niece and nephews.
Have you ever been in a room just minding your own business, living your life all fine and dandy, when all of a sudden someone walks in and turns on the light? Suddenly everything is much brighter and much clearer. But before they turned on the light you didn’t realize how dark it actually was. You didn’t even realize how much you needed the light.
Well it happened to me this evening while Serena and I were painting. She turned on the light and my whole perspective changed. I didn’t realize how dark it was in the room and how much I needed the light in order to guide my paintbrush.
Then I started thinking about how Jesus is the light of the world. His light is the light that we need to guide us through this world. But you see the problem is that there are too many people who don’t know they need to turn on the light. They are living life without knowing that they need a Savior. That they need a light to guide their way. Then there are those who know that they need the light but simply can’t find the switch. So instead they fill their lives with other things which actually contribute to blocking out the light.
And finally there are us Christians who are standing with our hand on the switch. We know that the light they need is Jesus. And we have His light in our hearts! So when we see others living in the dark why are we so hesitant to flip the light switch on? Why are we so hesitant to share the light and love of Jesus with everyone we ever come in contact with? I’m sure you each have a slew of excuses as to why you think you can’t share with this person or that. I know I do. But there is no real reason why we shouldn’t be spreading the light and love of Jesus Christ everywhere we go.
In Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus said, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Wouldn’t it be something to get to Heaven and meet someone who gave their life to Christ because they saw your light? I want to be so full of the light and love of Jesus that everyone I come into contact with can see it. I don’t want to be afraid to turn on the switch for others and show them what they’re missing out on. We all need to remember that we are no longer slaves to fear if we are the children of God.