by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges
you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as
children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness,
righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
A city on a hill
Salt upon the earth
A beacon of hope and goodwill.
Starlight to the darkest night
Twinkling for those who wish
Sunlight to the bended weary
Refraction off the rivers ebb.
Diamond shadows glistening through trees
Bursting forth rays of God
Only others can see
Glaring so bright they shield their eyes
Glory of You that shines
Directed to the heavens above
I want to be a moonlit path of Your love.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
4, November 2017
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And so are you. A new creation in God to shine so brilliantly that others have to use sunglasses around you.
Each morning as I’ve driven home from my daughters school in recent weeks, the sun shines right in my eyes. At one point, all who are driving must go slow and cautiously through a stoplight because the sun completely blocks out everything in front of us. We cannot see what color the stoplight is because it is blotted out by the sun.
Every time I approach this intersection, it reminds me of how I want others to see me. Let me rephrase that. I don’t want to be seen. I want only Christ to be seen. I want Him to shine through so completely that He is all anyone sees when they look at me.
When we walk in His light, we are the salt and light for Him. I want to encourage others. I want to be the Marcie God created me to be. I want to help others see Jesus. The only way to do that is to walk in Him.
May we remember this week that all we say and do is a representation of Christ living within us.
Made in His image, let us always shine His light into the world. Beautiful poem and reflection, Marcie! Blessings!
Blessings to you as well this week as you shine for Jesus Martha! 🙂
This is my heart's desire too, Marcie. Thank you for sharing what's on my heart in such an eloquent way.
Your light shines so brightly Nan. You inspire me and encourage me everyday to be a better light for Jesus. Thank you.