Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | January 20, 2020

This Little Light Of Mine

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 (ESV)

With a simple breath, the candle’s flame was extinguished. What was once bright, flickering and welcoming was no more. The aroma lingered in the still air reminding us of its warmth and light. Maybe that’s why I’ve always loved candles – their silent brightness twinkling in the darkest of nights. The fragrant hue of simplicity mesmerizing us.

Reminds me of the eternal light, Jesus Christ, who came into this dark world illuminating truth and reflecting the very image of God. The only Light who can never be extinguished; darkness can never overcome Him. The world can dismiss Him, ridicule Him, ignore Him but they can never quench His presence.

And to those who put their faith and trust in Him, Jesus compels to shine bright – His very light living within us. A sparkling light drawing others to Jesus. A beacon of hope illuminating His love, wisdom, grace and forgiveness. A light shining ever so bright birthing glory to the Father.

Our world will offer us lots of imitations. Flashy brightness disguised as real but lacking much. Seeking to steal our attention and quiet our voice. Little flickers of pretense which are doused easily. Blending into darkness.

Best way to shine – to leave a sweet aroma – is to live the truth. To deliberately put on the new woman clothed in His righteousness. Full of compassion, kindness, humility and meekness. Wrapped in patience, forgiveness and love. Allowing God’s word to dwell (live) within us taking up residency in our old bodies transforming us to new. A welcomed flame mesmerizing others to want what we have – the light that is never hidden but forever shines bright.

Sweet friends if you find your light dim or barely a flame don’t lose hope. Even the tiniest little spark can birth forth the most glorious shine. Darkness of the soul can’t extinguish what God has placed deep within us. We are His, and He is ours. No one can take that away from us. So choose to fan the flame, ignite the spark and watch as God’s glory radiates through you.

“Father, I want this little light of my to shine, forever leading others to Your glorious light.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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