Thursday, May 4, 2017


in Luke 11:33, we read: “No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.”

“The storm knocked out our electricity, Grandfather. Do you have the candles?”

“They’re in the drawer in the kitchen. I’ll get them.” A flash of lightning illuminated his way.

 A scratch of the match and a candle flamed. “Put this candle in the candlestick for me.”

“Yessir,” Timmy grabbed the candle. It sputtered, went out.

“No problem.” Grandfather lit another, handed it to Timmy. “Carefull. Not so fast this time.

“Tell you what, Timmy. Let’s put these candles under a flower pot.”

“But Grandfather, if we hide them, we’ll be in the dark.” He shivered. “I’d rather have light.”

“Bright fellow.” He chuckled. "Light gives us life, Timmy. It also gives us hope. In the early days of Israel, the lamp burned during the night. The clay lamp, filled with olive oil gave light, chased away the darkness.The light also let folks know the family was home.”

“Like the night light in my room?” Timmy said. Grandfather nodded. “I feel safe with it on.”

“The most important light is the Lord Jesus, Timmy. When you asked Him into your life, He brought light because He is Light. His light shines through you.”

Timmy frowned. “All the time? When I do bad things?”

Grandfather smiled. “Sometimes, you close the blinds and don’t let the light shine through but He’ll never leave. He’s a Gentleman and will never force you to do something against your will.”

Kingdom Thinking. The Lord Jesus, the Light of the world, offers His love to you. He promises never to leave nor forsake you. Would you like to walk in the Light? He offers it to you so you can let His Light shine through you.