Daily Devotional Day 48

Day 48. Take Time to Be Holy

June 8, 2020

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.” Matthew 5:14

Read: Matthew 5:1-16

Every year when our mission team leaves to witness the presence of Christ to those impacted by natural disasters, I stand in awe of each person on the team; many take their vacation time, all sacrifice time they would have been home with family in addition paying for the privilege to serve our Lord. Their witness is the “light of the world” to those they serve. One year we headed to West Virginia to offer support for flood relief victims and the dedication to serve in the Lord’s name was readily apparent. When we arrived on one of the 2 job sites we assigned to, several other groups from all over the region were helping out as well, one had been on the road for over a year responding to disasters nationwide. The witness was intoxicating as we all worked side by side caring for God’s people in need. When the needs of others are served not out of compulsion, correctness, or duty but from the love of Christ, not only are homes rebuilt but souls are revitalized by the “light” that shines through the witness of others.  You, especially you, are the light of Christ to somebody else; you may never know the impact you have on another life but it is profound. About the time emails became a necessary communication mode, I was sitting at my desk wondering what the day would bring then suddenly a little voice spoke, “you got mail.” A friend of mine sent me an email with these words; “I want you to know I am praying for you today.” His outreach was “light” to my world and I will never forget his words sent.  Serving the Lord is not always glamorous, and is seldom noted on media outlets but your light that shines the love of Christ on the life of another transforms lives in amazing ways.   “You are the light” of Christ that somebody needs today more than ever; the love of Christ that you share will never be forgotten.

 

How can you share the light of Christ with somebody today?

Name a time when someone offered you light that changed your life?

How are you taking time to be holy today?

 

Prayer: Jesus, help me to witness your light to somebody today; help me to realize the gift of love you have given me is intended to be shared and celebrated. Amen


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