Driving home in the pouring rain, i mean POURING rain; here in Florida it comes out of no where in great big drops the size of buckets… the drops are like the size of a bucket!!!
As i am driving there are cars coming toward me that i can barley see, not just because of the rain but because their lights are not on. The cars with their lights on i see fine but those cars without lights were nearly invisible and blended in with the rest of the scenery around them.
Frustrated i flash my lights and say a few choice words out loud, as if they can hear me. Then the thought occurred to me, “do they know their lights are not on?”
I get this same frustration with some fellow believers. Do they realize they are driving around, but the light of Jesus is not shining through them. I see God’s people at times causing others to either turn farthing from God or they are not seeing characteristics of God at all in the lives of those who claim to have a relationship with him and who claim to be like Him with their lips but deny him by their life style.
Maybe some people don’t realize it is raining, no, that is obvious. Maybe they just don’t think, ‘i better turn my lights on’. Maybe they think their lights are on because in some cars they are automatically on all the time. But it is obvious to those outside their car, looking at them driving by, the lights are not on.
As I prayerfully consider my brothers and sister in Christ I can only hope and pray that they will see my light (CHRIST IN ME) and it will inspire them to turn on theirs.
Luke 8:16 “No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a washtub or shoves it under the bed. No, you set it up on a lamp stand so those who enter the room can see their way.:
Matt. 5:14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.