Friday, October 28, 2011

Let Our Light Shine


"For God who said, 'Let there be light in darkness', has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ."
2 Corinthians 4:6

Recently my husband Joel went out in the dark and took pictures of the flowers in our yard.  Everything looked dark when he focused the camera on this hot pink geranium, but when the light from the camera flash hit the flower, it's beauty was visible. What a difference the light made!

It is the same for us who come to know Christ.  The darkness of sin, the broken world we live in, and the emptiness we feel all leaves when we let Christ into our hearts.  Our sins are forgiven and we become people who live in the world but are no longer of the world.  With His light shining on and in us, our beauty becomes visible too! 

A chorus that comes to mind for me..
"Let our light shine is glory....glory
Let our light shine in glory to the Lord


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13 comments:

That corgi :) said...

I liked your analogy describing the light, our old life before Jesus, our new life with him. And now that we have the light, we are reminded by him to shine our lives to glorify him and help spread the message of his great love, forgiveness and salvation!

betty

Joan said...

Renee- the photo is a beautiful illustration how we once were in darkness, but are now in the light. All because of Jesus!

Blessings & Joy,
Joan

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

Beautiful scripture, beautiful photo and lovely post. thank you for sharing. Hugs. Tammy

Sarah (Nikki) said...

I loved loved loved this post. First the photo is amazing but your analogy reminds me of what His light shining in my darkness did. Thanks so much Renee for posting this.

Whidbey Woman said...

What a great analogy! Love this. Have a Happy Spiritual Sunday :)

Brenda said...

Beautiful picture and aren't we thankful for the Light that has come to our lives.

Lisa notes... said...

The light makes all the difference, doesn't it? Beautifully told and beautifully shown. Thanks, Renee.

Charlotte said...

What a great comparison. The flower is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this insight.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Cathy said...

That is a beautiful picture and post, thank you. Thank God for His light. Blessings ~

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful photograph which makes a great analogy! His light within us makes all the difference in the world, and without Him we would still be in the dark.

Gayle said...

Love the parallel. I think too how dark this world would be without the light of the Lord showing through Christians.

Rina Peru said...

Amen, Renee, this is so true. You've written it beautifully! And even the redeemed could still fail, err, and become blemished or creased. That's why we need to STAY in the Lord's light because nothing stays the same under it.

Thank you for the sweet message you left on my blog. It's great to know about your wonderful memories of the Philippines - I'm really touched! It's like I've known you since I was a child :).

May God bless you and yours MORE and MORE!
Rina

Anonymous said...

Wow I know that there are no coindinces with God...you share the same name as my youngest daughter... you have 7 children...she has 8. You have in your family a serious health challenge...my Renee's husband has a rare, rare, rare lung disease they have been living with for over 12 years and for the most heart tugging you both share the same favorite scripture passage. They even had it written in the new sidewalk at their former home.

She is an avid picture taker and I am sending her your post as she will appreciate the photo of the flower and the likening it to outer darkness.

With gratiude and Viva Cristo Rey!
Sylvia Faye