August 16, 2021 Pastor Jonathan

May Your Light Shine

May Your Light Shine

Twilight at Reddish Knob by J. Lamb

In the early summer, I went to the peak of Reddish Knob to watch the sunset. As I traveled to the peak on the state border, I was uncertain if I would see the sun amid all the clouds. But, the sun came through the clouds. After the sunset, I also notice that some of the light remained behind, reflecting these brilliant red and orange colors on the clouds producing this picture which captures a brief moment before the sky turned dark.

This has made me think, how is my life reflecting the light of Christ in the world? I certainly hope I can reflect the love of Christ, just as these clouds reflect the rays of the sun. I have heard Psalm 118 refer to as the Martyrs Psalm as it was often sung or quoted by saints as they were on their way to being put to death for their faith. The Psalm provided words of encouragement such as, "I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done" (Psalm 118:17 NIV). The saints who lost their lives for their faith reflected the love of God cause many more people to believe in Jesus. Their faithful witness caused Church Father Tertullian to reflect, 'the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.'

How are you reflecting, Jesus' love in your life today?

Scripture - Psalm 118

Psalm 118 NIV - Give thanks to the LORD, for he is - Bible Gateway

Song of Praise

Another One In The Fire - By Hillsong United

(36) Hillsong UNITED, TAYA - Another In The Fire (lyrics) - YouTube