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Darkness Bright as Noon

When the season of fall comes around, we turn the clocks back and it gets dark very early. My dog is afraid of the dark so if I work late it means that he will be in a panic as we take our nightly walk. It can get so dark even at only five o’clock in the evening.

Today we live in a fairly dark world but we are told to shine the light. In Isaiah it gives us a way to shine the light. Feed the hungry. Help people who are in trouble. When we do this, Isaiah wrote that the darkness will be as bright as noon. Noontime is when the sun is the brightest. Are you following me here?

Feed the hungry. Help those in trouble. Have you done that lately? The world is a dark place and we are told to shine the light. It really isn’t a difficult thing to do though we might perceive it to be complicated. In reality, feed one person who is hungry. See what happens. You aren’t told to feed an entire continent on your own. Remember you have Jesus. Remember that you have the Light. Now shine!

“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” – Isaiah 58:10 [NLT]

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As the school bus passed by, my daughter waved to me, unafraid of what her classmates might say if they spotted her waving to her mum. She was not ashamed to show her love for me. I’ll admit that after the bus was out of view, I thought of her wave and was teary eyed that she shows her love despite the consequences she may face. I sometimes wonder if we are that open to show our love for Christ.

We are told that if we are ashamed of Christ, that He too will be ashamed of us (Mark 8:38). Yet, we are not always boastful of what Christ has done for our lives. We are not always quick to tell our co-workers about Jesus because most of the staff is not Christian. When we get through a difficult situation, we sometimes would rather attribute it to some self-help book or quick fix solution instead of sharing what God did for us. Some people skip praying when they are out at a public restaurant because they do not want people staring.

Jesus stood on trial with humility. Jesus hung on the cross with humility. Jesus was not ashamed to undergo whatever it took– and it took everything– so that we could have a relationship with God and have everlasting life. I pray today that you will ask the Spirit for guidance to share your faith today. I hope you will be able to step out and share Jesus and see how greatly it blesses you and others.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
– Romans 1:16 [NASB]