Can Others See You on the Road? – June 19, 2017

Today’s Scripture…”Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:12

Thoughts for Today…A few weeks back I woke up especially early in order to make it to an early doctor’s visit.  As I turned onto the main highway, the skies were still a bit dark due to the rain in our area. The sun was trying to peek through the clouds over the horizon, but with the overcast sky filled with clouds, it made it a bit dark while I was driving.

Now, as I was driving along, I could see fine. I didn’t have any trouble seeing the road, signs, or other vehicles.  No problem at all.  So, for a while I didn’t turn my headlights on at all.  Then, it hit me. I can see the other drivers, but can the other drivers see me?

One of the things that I noticed was how easy it was to see the oncoming vehicles who had their headlights turned on, but how difficult it was to see vehicles approaching that did not have their headlights on.  I realized that it was probably just as difficult for them to see my truck since I had not turned my headlights on at all. So, I did the only logical thing to do, I turned MY headlights on. Not so I could see, but so others could see me on the road.

You know, that reminded me that you and I travel on another road – not just the highways and streets – but the narrow road that Jesus talked about. And I wonder, can others see you and I on that road?

You see, we don’t “turn our lights” on so we can see down the road – faith takes care of that. We don’t “turn our lights” on so we can see other travelers on the road – fellowship takes care of that. We “turn our lights” on that others may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in Heaven.  (Matthew 5:12)

My friend, can others see you on the road today? Is your light turned on that folks may see good works that bring honor and glory to the Name of Jesus?  Do they hear grumbling and complaining and criticizing or do they hear praising and rejoicing and thanksgiving to the Lord? Do they see dishonesty and discord and gossip or do they see integrity and unity and encouragement?  Do they see selfishness and pride and indifference or do they see helpfulness and concern and compassion?

It’s a very dark world outside.  Who will be seen on the road?

Is your light turned on?

Have a “Wonderful DAY in Christ,”
Pastor Terry
Family Worship Center

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