Wednesday Word: July 26, 2017
We Are Light
Matthew 5:16-17 – “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated with the sun. One thing I always took note of was how it made me feel and how it made me look. I have always had long eye lashes (as I get older they tend to be falling out more). Whenever I am in the sun, all I see above my sight line are little dots that look like rainbows. Whenever I close my eyes and I am standing in the sunlight I see bright reds, yellows, and blues. Anyone else ever do this or notice this? Once I noticed this I began wondering why this is. It was with these experiences that I started to believe humans were more than just flesh and blood.
We are light because God created us to be in Their image (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Even those that do not believe in the Lord can believe there is something more to us humans than just what we see with our natural eyes. How much more should we, as believers, believe this? Why do we continue to hide who we are and who we are created to be?
This may not make sense to some but we are soooo much more than we have shown ourselves to be. The Ultimate Creator created us. He created us to be with Him every moment of our lives and beyond. He created us to be co-creators with Him. Light only knows how to be light. Sound only knows how to be sound. A tree only knows how to be a tree. However, with each of those examples, someone has to turn them on or plant it. For us, that someone is the Lord. Once we have been activated we should only be what we were designed to be. We are the sons/daughters of God Almighty. The royal family of Great Britain do not act like they are not the royal family. Every first family that ever has been in the United States do not act as if they are not the first family. They know who they are and what their inherent responsibilities and privileges are. We are of THE Royal Family, sons and daughters of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We have an inheritance and privileges unmatched by anything here on earth. We are light. It is time to stop hiding that.
Just as my eye lashes look like dots of rainbows above my sight line when I am in the sunlight, so are we when we are in The Son-Light!!! BE who God created you to be; whatever that may be. Holy Spirit will lead and guide you, all you need to do is ask.
Alicia R. Shipe
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