Blog Post by Brandy Edenfield
This morning in my quiet time, I read of the most beautiful place. It’s called Bioluminescent Bay in Puerto Rico. It’s a body of water that literally glows. Scientifically, they say that there are thousands of plankton per gallon in this body of water. When touched, they illuminate bright blue. Even when they simply touch each other.
I immediately went on to YouTube to see it for myself and the videos were breathtaking. They stirred in me such awe at the vast creativity of God. He made so many beautiful things and places for us to enjoy and I believe, to remind us of Him. This particular place and the scientific explanation behind the glowing also stirred in me a picture of how we as believers should look to others. The way our joy and peace and faith should make us look so different to a non-believer that we are almost illuminated. And that illumination in us should spark an illumination in others when we touch their lives.
Like God tells us in Matthew 5:14&15 (NLT): “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.”
If we are called to be a light, that was a candle when this passage was penned. So, what happens when a lit candle touches the unlit wick of another candle? The unlit candle should set ablaze as well. What a picture of how our light should affect others. How is your life “illuminated” in front of others? Does the light in your life inspire those living in darkness to want a change? Does your life represent joy and peace to a lost and dark world? This visual has inspired me to be more conscious and intentional to live a life that makes lost people want what I have inside of me. I pray it inspires you as well.
Abba, we surrender to you and ask that you will help each of us, by your Spirit, to be the “lights” in this world your Son called us to be. In Jesus powerful name. Amen.
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