Hello Amazing Reader, 

Welcome to a new week which the Lord has made. You will rejoice and be glad in it, in Jesus name. I hope you had a restful weekend and you’re all set for the new week. 

Last Christmas, my church had a candlelight feature for the Christmas Eve service. When it was time for this, all the lights in the auditorium were put out. After talking us through the safety lessons, the minister that led the session lit her candle. Then, some ushers lit their candles with the minister’s candle. 

With their lit candles, the ushers went from row to row to light the candles of those who sat by the aisle. These people in turn passed it to those who sat in their rows and around them. Within a few minutes, everyone’s candles were lit. While I dwelt on the beautiful sight, my husband whispered to me, “That’s the power of sharing. It only takes one person to have light. If we share the light we have, darkness will have no place.” 

His statement cast my mind to the scripture in Matthew 5:14-16 which states, 

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. 

When we do our work of sharing the light as believers in Jesus Christ, we don’t need to pray against darkness. It naturally fizzles out. Can we be deliberate about shinning our lights this week. For you, it may mean performing your tasks in a uniquely different way, for another it may mean telling someone about Jesus, for yet another, it may mean responding differently when someone tries to get you upset. But, whatever it translates as for you, be sure to share your light this week. 

God’s blessings always,