Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Maggie the Wonder Dog and the Hurt Eye: Avoiding the Light

For those of you who missed yesterday's post, Maggie the Wonder Dog somehow injured her eye and has a severe corneal abrasion. (The link to that story is at the end of this post)

She's been a trooper, but corneal abrasions hurt. Bright light is especially painful, so she's chosen the room with the dimmest light this week.  

As we've avoided the light to make her eye more comfortable, I've been reminded that, as believers, we are the light of the world. We can present that light as a burning bright laser beam, akin to a flashlight in the face, or as the warm and welcoming glow of a candle. 

Those with the wounds of sin are often like Maggie, avoiding the light because of the pain it can bring. When we, as believers, present the light of Christ in a harsh, hard way, that too-bright light can be so painful it drives those in need of Christ's love farther away. When presented in a warm glow, however, the light of Christ can welcome and draw those in darkness to Him.

What kind of light emanates from your life? Does it draw people closer to Jesus or push them away because of the harshness of the glare? 

Let's be sure we, the light of the world, are emitting The Light that, when lifted high will draw others to Christ.
In case you missed any of the past week's posts, here are the links:  The Blessing of ProtectionBecoming a Writer: Cover RevealI Shook His Hand OnceKnowing the Goal, Remembering My Way, and Maggie The Wonder Dog and the Hurt Eye.

The most read post of the past week: Remembering My Way.

Here's the link to The Clay Papers, available as an e-book for personal use or to send as a gift for only 99 cents. 
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