And there was light…

Last night at one of our Connect Church Recovery meetings, one of our pastors mentioned that a young woman “had a light in [her] eyes that wasn’t there when [they] first met.”

Have you ever noticed that? Ever notice that some people’s eyes shine when others’ look dark? Ever notice that some people “light up a room” when they enter, and some bring a dark cloud everywhere they go? Do you think that light is the Light of the world (Jn 8:12) shining through us? The Light that we carry as Spirit-filled Christians really does radiate from us. It’s time we realize that we’re called to carry His Light (Mt 5:14). When we have committed to Jesus, we’ve also committed to carrying His Light. It’s our responsibility. It’s our duty. It’s our honor. When we bring gloom and doom to a conversation, we’re doing the work of the enemy. But when we speak truth and life into the conversation, the atmosphere shifts. It shifts because we’ve allowed the Light to break out and clear out the darkness. The gospel of John says it so very well: “And this Living Expression [Jesus] is the Light that bursts through gloom—the Light that darkness could not diminish (Jn 1:5 TPT)!

Light is essential to physical life. And Jesus is essential to everyone’s eternal life. He is the Light of Life (Jn 1:7). If you feel like life is dragging you down, just ask Jesus to give you His Light. He’ll change your life. And in doing so, He’ll make a change in you, a change in the room you walk into, and a change in the words you release into the conversation. Just give it a try and see what God will do. Mark my words.

Published by Mark Heckman

Mark Heckman is the Senior Pastor of the Greater Blairsville Cooperative Parish in Blairsville, Pennsylvania. A Spirit-filled follower of Jesus, Mark's passion is to share the Gospel with as many people as God puts before him.

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