So often in these turbulent times I’m tempted to hide my Light under a bushel.  But that’s allowing the media’s fear-inducing stories to orchestrate my steps.  I ask myself, am I going to keep my eyes on the world or feast my eyes on The Lord?

Isaiah 42:6-7 (NLT) encourages: “…I will take you by the hand and guard you…And you will be a light…You will open the eyes of the blind. You will free the captives from [their] prison, releasing those who sit in dark dungeons.”

In a store recently, my cashier was clothed in a shabby, dirty, robe-like covering.  Her teeth indicated meth-use (“…there is something called meth mouth….”…/know-someone-crystal-…/). Her eyes were blood-shot and vacant.  She appeared mildly shaky.  I imagined  her dressed in His covering; with His Light in her eyes.  In my mind’s eye I suddenly saw her as a radiant young woman.  I thanked her for helping me and told her she was a lovely young woman (because she was when I saw her through His eyes).  She literally beamed.  Her  bondaged-eyes and damaged teeth broke into a contagious smile.

His love is the greatest gift we have to give anyone. 1 Corinthians 14:1a: “Let love be your highest goal.”

Have you been a prisoner to anyone or anything?  I have.  I was set free in 1985, when I met the Light at the end of a dark and hopeless tunnel of despair.  First, I crawled.  Then baby steps.  A short time later, I fell in love with my Lord and Savior.  It wasn’t long before I wanted others to experience my new-found-joy.

I hope we can each find at least one person to radiate His love upon this week—through modeling His nature.  Galatians 5:22-23 gives us a blueprint for His nature:  “…the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…”

I pray He’ll give us strength to walk by faith and not by sight.  In 2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP we’re told: “…for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]…”). Bless you!


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