Jesus himself offered the message of hope and light when He commanded the demon possessed man to go home to tell his family what the Lord had done. (Mark 5:19). Sharing the light to the dark world is high on God’s wish list. It ought to be our aim to share what the Lord has done for us to those in our homes and neighbourhoods.
The Gospel message is clear to the believer, but to the unbeliever, the Word of God has yet to be heeded, understood or known. The Bible clearly states that the message of God is foolishness to those who are perishing as it is written in, 1 Corinthians 1:18, “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to those who are being saved, it is the power of God.” How foolish God’s plan of abundant life must seem to the blinded eye. The believer has the power to demonstrate God’s love in a way that is attractive and sound.
We can seek wise counsel from the Master. Time spent with God will help set the pace for the journey. We may not always know the path in which God will lead us but as we trust in Him we know that our steps are His directions. As long as we follow our true guide, the true light will lead us. Jesus declared in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
As examples of Christ’s followers, we can demonstrate God’s love by living as God commands us. Not only do we have the light to lead the way, we have God’s promises of assurance. The Holy Spirit is our guide and is available to enable any dark alley to shine.
As we spread the light from home to home, or place to place, we can leave behind a spray of love of God knowing that we have pleased the Lord. When our land is fully illuminated we can declare a job well done for the Lord. May we heed Paul’s instructions in Colossians 4:7, “See to it that you complete the work you have received in the Lord.” As we enter into this new year with goals and aspirations may we remember to continue to share the Good News!
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1 (NIV)