Recently my son asked me a question. He wanted to know when he could see the stars in the sky again. I told him on a clear night he should be able to see them well.
As I thought about this I realized something. The only reason we can see the brightness of the stars that are so far away is because they are placed in the midst of vast darkness. Last summer he and I camped out in our backyard. For awhile we just laid on our backs gazing at the stars and talked. It seemed as we looked, the stars multiplied. The harder I looked, the more I saw. Upon the black canvas of God’s universe each star glistened with its own beauty and importance.
I also saw something else clearly. And this spiritual application should be crystal clear to every believer reading this. We are living in a very dark day. It troubles me greatly to see the digression this country has taken in a very short time. I’m still a young man and I’ve seen times change dramatically. With the advancements of technology has come a wave of sin. My point is simple; we are living in a spiritually dark United States of America. But it does not have to stay this way. Actually it should not stay this way.
Every Sunday on WBCU at 12:00 you will hear me quote Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they might see your good works and glorify your father which is in Heaven.” The Lord commanded us as believers to let our light shine. How bright is your light? You may be saying, “Well, you don’t know what I’m going through.” You are right, I don’t know, but God is still God and He is in charge. Regardless of how dark it gets, we are to shine for Jesus. The joy, peace, and love that Jesus brings to our lives must be shown to others. There is a world of souls living in darkness and we may be the only light that they see. So take the opportunity to shine bright. You might just realize you are not alone and there are others shining with you.
Remember when I said how my son and I just looked at the stars in the sky? Well don’t be surprised when you are bright for Jesus and notice that you may have the attention of others. Let us remember what we learned as child. “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.”
Tune in to WBCU 103.5 FM Sundays at noon for the Shining Light Broadcast. I preach a 15-minute message that I pray will be a blessing to those who listen. If you have a prayer concern, comment, or question, please write to: Voice of Victory, Attn: David Burrell, PO Box 1221, Pacolet, SC 29372 or e-mail me at email@example.com.