Musings From A Musical Mind

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

Had brunch today with a young couple, Brian and Debbie Fulthorp –  from the Grand Canyon Park of Arizona – spending time with family here in Renton, Washington before beginning the hard task of raising their own support to become home missions status missionaries –  back home.  As I heard them share their great love of the people who live there – most are Indian and other mixed race – they have fallen in love with the multicultural way of living and communicating with the people who inhabit that great area around the Grand Canyon.  I was impressed by the way they told stories of the lives that they have touched – and have influenced by their love and absolute acceptance.  In many cases they have had opportunity of teaching and reaching one on one – with someone from another part of the world – temporarily living there – and in turn that person was so impacted that they have gone back to ‘their world’ in a totally different culture and have been able to be ‘a light’ to their people in a way that outsiders never could.

I got to thinking about this thought today as I sat and listened to them sharing stories of their ministry there for the last 3 1/2 years.  We are all ‘called’ to be a ‘light’ to our world – wherever we are.  We don’t have to wait to get called overseas or to a local body of believers – our mission field might be the people we come into contact with everyday.  We have a way with them – and more important – and understanding through time and relationship that others do not have.  We are all missionaries.  Those of us who have a personal relationship with Christ – are a light.  And what does light do?  It drives out the darkness.  That’s what we are called to do – be light givers – driving back the darkness.

Just a thought for all of us today – as I am challenged and renewed – are you being a ‘light’ in your world?  Do others far from God feel a ‘light’ from your presence?  Do you add joy and grace by just being around them?  Can they feel something ‘peaceful’ and ‘loving’ about you?  Do they want to be around you because they feel the ‘light’?  Are you ‘contagious to them?  This is what we need to be to our world around us – pointing everyone we come in contact with – to the ultimate ‘light’ – Jesus.

I am praying for you today – that you would be a ‘light’ to your corner of the world.  That others would be better because they know you and have you as a part of their journey.  And that you would shine your good deeds before men in a way – that no one else in their world – can.

God Bless

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Comments on: "We Are Called To Be A Light" (2)

  1. Ah – I love that – “Preach the gospel. And if necessary, use words.” – so true. Thanks Ron. Perfect.

  2. Isn’t it interesting that “light” is equated with “good deeds” and not simply “faith” or “believing” or “doing church”? Yet, this is how most Christians consider this – that their “light” is shining as long as they are living as a believer (albeit perhaps a not very good one) in the world. However, there is something more concrete to Jesus challenge. It is that light accomplishes something. Like the Epistle of St. James, it seems to hint that “faith without works is dead.” And the point of the good deeds is so that the heavenly Father is praised. Not that we might look good to others or our community. In fact, in another place, Jesus says that the best works are those that mostly go unnoticed by the larger crowd. This seems to hint at good deeds that are done on a very personal level. It is Francis of Assisi said, “Preach the gospel. And if necessary, use words.”

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