Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Bringing Light to the Darkness

By: Rebekah Hargraves

Photo Courtesy Of: Wonderlane

“For God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shown in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God‘s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.”

2 Corinthians 4:6 

It feels like we are living in such a dark world, doesn't it? Just in the past two years alone, we have faced a global pandemic (and all that has come along with that!), social and cultural unrest, political turmoil, one country invading another and sparking war, inflation that is hurting many, and the list could go on and on.

This got me thinking – how can we, as the ambassadors of Christ, shine forth His light in the midst of a time that could really use the light of Christ?

After all, that is our mission. First the light of Christ is shown in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory. And then we are called to pass that on.

As I began to do some thinking on this passage, I began to journal through those thoughts of what we could do in this trying time, how we can all be lights for Christ. This is what I came up with:

1️⃣Share what God has been teaching us lately.

2️⃣Share about the blessings God actually has brought in 2020, 2021, and now so far in 2022.

3️⃣Be the tangible hands and feet of Christ by serving those you know who are facing various needs and hardships.

4️⃣Share passages of Scripture that can be an encouragement.

5️⃣Contribute financially to various ministries and to people in need.

6️⃣Remind people of the character of God and its implications.

7️⃣Remind people that our eschatology is one of hope and victory in the end.

What would you add to this list yourself? What are some other ways that we as image bearers of God and ambassadors of Christ can shine forth light into the darkness? How are you going to intentionally do that during the rest of 2022? May you ponder on these questions in the day ahead and make it your goal and purpose to spread the light of Christ everywhere you go!

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