14 Jul 2001, Graeme Drinkall
(Graeme Drinkall is a visiting guest speaker)
Lighthouses are no longer a navigational aid to ships, these have been replaced by GPS and satelite navigation. Lighthouses were used as a guide to shipping of dangerous coasts or as an entrance to a safe harbour. These have reminded me that God is our true light.
There are many texts in the Bible which refer to God as our light (John 8:12, John 9:5, John 12:46, 2 Corinthians 4:6 to name a few). 1 John 1:5-7 indicates that light is but one of God's characteristics. You cannot have both light and darkness. If we walk in Christ's light he purifies us of sin. When you are in a cave or mine and someone turns out the lights there is total darkness but even a small light will help you see your way.
Matthew 5:14-16 talks about letting your light, from Christ, shine brightly so that everyone will see it. Once we become Christians we will become reflectors of Christs light. Most of us will never know how many people have seen through us the reflection of Christs light. Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun we should reflect Christ's light so that others will see Christ and not us.
Matthew 28:18-20 is Christs instructions to all of his followers. Christ tells us to go out and shine his light. We do not have to do this on our own as he promises that he will always be with us. Therefore let us not worry about shining His light, let's shine His light brightly so that people we meet will come to know Him.
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