Yesterday Joel and I were able to watch an Internet premiere of the movie, "Father of Lights" by Darren Wilson. It was the last in a series~ the first being "The Fingers of God", and the second, "Furious Love". The film was good, but one segment stood out for us~ that which involved a man namedTodd White who is empowerd with the gift of healing and knows what to pray for before people tell him what is wrong. He was shown in Old Jerusalem praying for people of all religions. You could see how God's love is the focus of his ministry and he shared how he believed we ALL need to reach out to others from a place of love. I think people could "feel" Christ's love through him, as they seemed to be drawn to him. You could see the God of Light in this young man's face. He just glowed with God's love and grace.
Today when I opened my devotional book, "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young, I heard God speaking as I read, "The Light of My presence is brilliant and everlasting. Walk in the light with me. Thus you become a beacon through whom others are drawn to Me." Todd's face came to mind. In the movie I noticed Todd's funky way of dressing and his dreadlocks, but what made a lasting impression was the joy of Jesus that came through.
When Christ lives in us we cannot help but let that love flow out to others. As I think about this movie and this man who made such an impression on Joel and myself, I find myself asking if God's Light radiates in me? Is the love of Jesus in my eyes, my smile~ in the words I speak?