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Friday, October 7, 2011


Do you often struggle to see clearly because the lights near you are just not bright enough?  Do you feel a need for sunglasses outside or for turning the lights down while you are in because too much brightness seems uncomfortable?  I am often in both of these circumstances.  Though it may be soothing or romantic, candlelight is not good for reading.  While you are driving, oncoming headlights when close, are distracting and even a bit frightening.  What is the perfect amount?  Of course it depends on the circumstances.

One circumstance that never changes, however, is that God has promised to give us His light in our heart.  2nd Corinthians 4:6 says "For God, who said 'Let light shine out of the darkness' made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God . . . "  It would seem that a person who has this kind of light would be superior in many ways to those who do not have such light.

Wait a minute here!  That is not true!  Even though the light may be superior, the following verse from the Bible tells us what we need to know even more.  " . . . but we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that this all-surpassing power is from God, and not from us."

Have you ever felt like a lump of clay?  Jars of clay can be quite rough and dull, and may even leak or be unsafe to hold beverages.  Those jars, however, can be decorated, polished, glazed, and baked to become more useful, even beautiful and valuable.  What I am reminded of right now, is that not only can God light up my life, but He also will keep on polishing and baking me in order to make me more beautiful and valuable.  His hand on my life isn't always comfortable, but it is what I need.  Where do you get your light?

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