You may not know this about me but I’m a morning person. I know half of you (night owls) are cringing on the inside after simply reading the words “morning person.” I have yet to figure out why, but as soon a ray of sunlight shines into my room it wakes me up immediately. Its kind of sad actually because I lack the capability to sleep in late which is sometimes irksome to my beautiful bride. Needless to say, I wake up really early. Over the last few years I’ve really started to enjoy the peaceful nature and silence that occurs early in the morning. Because of this I prefer to have my devotion time in the morning. If you aren’t currently going through a daily devotional, I would highly encourage you to do so. There’s so many good ones out there. I like Our Daily Bread but there are so many other devotionals out there. So you can pick, choose but don’t refuse.
As I was going through my devotional time this week I came across the passage of scripture where Jesus healed the man that was born blind.
“As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,”said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” – John 9:1-5 NIV
Jesus is the light of the world. While he was on the earth he illuminated the darkest corners of the earth. We too carry that same light Jesus did as long as he is living on the inside of us.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:14 NIV
We are called to be the light in this dark world. We have opportunities all around us to be the light that this dark world desperately needs. If we show kindness and love to those around us we can positively affect the world we live in. The thing about darkness is that, it’s no match for the light. No matter how much darkness accumulates in this world, light always dispels the darkness. If you don’t believe then test it out. Choose to be the light at your job, at home, and in the world around you. Then watch how quickly the darkness dissapears. Each day we encounter so many opportunities to be a light. Look for these opportunities and seize them. Buy someone coffee, open a door for someone or give someone a compliment. Be nice to the meanest person you know and watch how it just perplexes them. Get creative with it if you have to. Just BE (emphasis on “BE“) the light! If we all choose to be a light, our world would change dramatically for the better. So my encouragement to you is to BE the light and in the words of my Caribbean cousin RiRi, “shine bright like diamond.”
Thanks for reading, I hope you are encouraged after reading this.