CBN Staff Writer
--We are God’s “lights” to the world,
His bright illuminations that shine forth in a very darkened world,
a world that grows darker by the day.
The Scripture’s explain that in the last days gross darkness
will cover the earth, and though the darkness will increase, so
also will the light! As born-again believers, each one of us carries
within ourselves a holy light, an “aura” that can
be keenly detected by our fellow man. Many times you’ll
even hear people say, “I’m not sure what it is about
you, but for some reason I just like being around you.”
As a very young Sunday school preschooler, I remember vividly
one particular song that I used to love to sing with every ounce
of my 4- year-old heart. I would sing it at the top of my lungs
and (usually) somewhat off key. It went something like this:
A Sunbeam, a Sunbeam, Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam. A Sunbeam,
a Sunbeam, I’ll be a ‘Sunbeam’ for Him!
Even as a grown woman I find myself still singing that song…
with all of my now 54-year-old heart! Those simple but meaningful
lyrics have never left me; in fact, they hold more meaning for
me today than ever before.
The other evening, while lying in bed, I reached over to turn
out my reading lamp, and instead of the room going black, the
light bulb suddenly became brighter. I turned the switch again
and it got even brighter. I turned it a third time and -- you
guessed it -- super bright! My husband had slipped in a three-way
bulb without my knowing it.
As I laid there with sleepy eyes gazing at the finely woven filaments
inside the bulb, I began to wonder if perhaps in a similar fashion,
that is how it’s going to be as we are transformed from
glory to glory.
Second Corinthians 3:18 in the Amplified version of the Bible
And all of us, as with unveiled face, (because we) continue
to behold (in the Word of God) as in a mirror the glory of the
Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very image
in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to
another; (for this comes) from the Lord (Who is) the Spirit.
I immediately had a rather interesting vision of a vast group
of believers. All of them were shaped like Sylvania light bulbs.
Each one had been hand blown by the Divine glass-blower, twisted
and turned into unique shapes and sizes. After creating these
delicate containers of light, He lovingly placed each one of them
atop a beautiful custom designed lamp. All the bulbs that He created
were “perfect” within themselves (what we are after
receiving salvation). Then, individually, they began to reflect
forth varying degrees of light. Some of them were 15-watt, some
were 25-watt, some 75- and some 1000-watts!
A portion of these bulbs were made to be “street lamps”
to help illuminate the many walkways of life. Others were made
to be traffic lights to help guide those who needed to stop, go,
or slow down with caution. Some were twinkling decorative lights
that simply brought joy and laughter to those who desperately
need it. And a few were made to be powerful flood lights, for
times when imminent danger was approaching and plenty of light
was needed in order to find a safe way out!
I found a couple more Scriptures where this analogy is described:
The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and
the stars another; and star differ from star in splendor. So
will it be with the resurrection of the dead (1 Corinthians
The path of the just is as a shining light that shineth
more and more unto the perfect day (Proverbs 4:18).
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the
heavens and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars
for ever and ever (Daniel 12:3).
It was beginning to get late, so I leaned over and turned out
my reading lamp, and the room quickly surrounded itself with darkness.
As the moments quieted down and all I could hear were my thoughts,
I began to pray: “Father, help us NOT to become a dimly
lit night light, hidden away in some dark corner barely being
seen by anyone. Instead, cause us to shine forth with the brilliance
of Your glory, by flipping the switch and sending the current
of Your anointing to emanate radiantly through us, just like Your
word in Isaiah describes: “Arise and shine, for your light
has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!”
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