Be A Light
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We’re all familiar with lightning bugs or fireflies, whose little bodies produce a chemical reaction which causes a small light to emit. Now, Korean scientists have developed a cat that glows in the dark. (Probably started glowing after too many CAT scans!) Deep in the sea, there are creatures which have been created by God to emit light. There is a fish called the “flashlight fish,” which has a luminescent on its head. It can turn its light off and on at will, presumably to attract or blind its prey.

There are many man-made glow-in-the-dark items: watches, pajamas, toys, and now diapers. Unlike sea creatures and the fireflies, those man-made novelties require exposure to a light before they can actually glow in the dark.

God wants us to glow in the dark. Jesus is the light giver, and we are the light bearer. Why?

1. The world is dark and getting darker. “Evil men and imposters will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (II Timothy 3:13) What’s God’s plan for a dark world? Fill it with light.

2. We are the light God wants to shine. “He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” (John 8:12)

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” (Eph. 5:8)


“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14)

Can you hide a city? Not likely! Its lights can be seen for miles. God is not a secret to be kept. The world prefers darkness. So some Christians cover their lamps, but Jesus teaches us to shine and shine brightly.

The light we have comes because of our relationship to Jesus Christ. When it’s time for the sun to go down, the moon rises! Jesus is the sun… we are the moon. We have no light of our own; we just reflect his light. Jesus said, “You are the light… and I will not hide you from the world.”

Our upcoming sermon series is called, “Be a Light.” This fall and for the next nine months, Lincoln Christian Church goes public with our brightness.

Ron Otto, Preaching Minister at Lincoln Christian Church

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