Light

No Fear

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Psalm 23:4 says, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

Shadows cannot hurt you. Seems basic enough to understand. So here’s the idea. I walk through the valley of the shadow of death — not the valley of death. The shadow doesn’t hurt me. It may look dark and looming; however, it actually gives me shade. And in the valley, Jesus is with me.

It’s like the hymn “Heavenly Sunlight” says…

Shadows around me

Shadows above me

Never conceal my Savior and Guide;

He is the light, in Him is no darkness,

Ever I’m walking close to His side


Heavenly Sunlight! Heavenly Sunlight!

Flooding my soul with glory divine;

Hallelujah! I am rejoicing,

Singing His praises, Jesus is mine!


So what do I have to fear? Not even death!

And there you go!

On Earth as it is in Heaven

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Matthew 6:10b says, “…your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Wow! What if we prayed that phrase and really meant it the way Jesus did. God’s will being done on earth as it is in heaven.

In my mind - though I’m sure it’s far grander than I can imagine - here’s how heaven might be.

No pollution. No trash. Everything is perfect, complete with a magnificent landscape and water supply.

No money. Never having to worry or even think about bills, supplies, or expenses of any kind.

No sin. Oh, the glorious bliss of this! No unkind words. No tension of any kind. No killings. No selfishness. No crying. No death.

No darkness. Everything is bathed in light. For He is the Light. I will be fully known and understand Him fully as well. So, we’ll perfectly reflect His light.

On earth as it is in heaven. Even so, Lord Jesus, come.

And there you go.

Carry the Light!

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2 Corinthians 4:6-7 says, “For God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the 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. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”

Lisa and Greg, children of my older siblings, were in a youth group choir at their church. The choir’s name was His Power and Light Company.

This choir sang to spread the Light of Christ that was shown by God in their hearts. They were not the source nor did they supply this energy or power. They were part of the transfer of this power.

As are we!

Brothers & sisters, may we never lose sight that we must share this Light - Christ, the glory of God - with others! The darkness is enclosing us all around, but Light, The Light, shall shine out of darkness! God says so!

Join the company—carry the Light!  And there you go!
 

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