Let It Shine


Sometimes, you’ve just got to let the lighthouse shine…” – Joey Grizzle

My husband said this other night as we were visiting a closed, but working, lighthouse. It caused me to start thinking…

Tha lighthouse shines with no prodding or propping. I wonder how often do we just let the lighthouse shine? (The lighthouse being our testimony for Christ.) Do we actually let it shine before all men that they might find our Savior? 

Do we let it shine while we are being tested? What about when life is chaotic and hard? What about when we just woke up on the wrong side of the bed?

Of course, some will take this little blurb as a declaration that we must simply “let our light shine,” never speaking to anyone about our faith, lest they get offended. What about those who aren’t highly observant, but who would listen for hours? What about those who are about to hit a danger zone and desperately need rescuing?  Don’t they need more than just a light shining? Sometimes, words need to be spoken before they will listen. That’s a post for another day, but please don’t mistake my words as an encouragement for silence in our witness, and don’t misinterpret this as God’s light isn’t big enough. I just think, sometimes, we need to shine our ligh and speak up! 

This world is in desperate need of His light. It will shine in those lives that have become so dark and overwhelming that they see past the tunnel of their own pain. It will show them to a better way. 

Just as a lighthouse guides the ships past the jagged rocks that would shatter the vessel, Christ shines to guide men past the pains of their past to a brighter future.  

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16