A Week Of Letting Christ Shine

One of the best parts of living in the country is the lack of lights. While the security lights do a great job of deterring unwanted visitors, there is very little on the property to block out the brightness of the night sky.

On Thursday night, the moon was shining so brightly just beyond the power lines that I had to take a picture. Without the right settings on my camera, though, it was just a big blob of light. Not much to look at then.

But when the camera was set for taking distance pictures and adjusting for the change in light, I was able to capture the sliver of moon and just a glimpse of the electric line. When you have the right settings, the light in the camera is very similar to the light your naked eye sees.

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2 Corinthians 4:4-5

Paul knew that the light of the gospel would have no effect on the lost of the world. The enemy has blinded the eyes and hearts of so many people, keeping them from seeing the truth of Jesus Christ. If he didn't pull the wool over their eyes, the devil would lose time and again, and he can't have that. The light of the glorious gospel is so powerful that if too many people got a hold of it, he would lose even more of his power.

Make this a week of letting Christ shine in all you do. Flood the world with the light of the gospel, penetrating the blinders of the lost and outshining the darkness with the light of Truth. When we take ourselves out of the equation this week, there is no end to the possibilities of what the Lord can do in the lives of our family and friends.

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