and praise your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:14,16, NIV
The ancient Egyptians still hold the world’s record for the tallest lighthouse (400 feet!) but today, with the assistance of a huge compound lens, the light from a lighthouse can be seen for a distance of twenty miles. Do you know where the light from a lighthouse shines brightest? At its point of origin; its home base. The light that shines farthest always shines brightest at home!
God’s intention in fulfilling His mission in this world is directly tied to how you live your life at home, how well you let the light of Christ’s love and life shine into those relationships most precious to you. If you want to see the Great Commission of Christ fulfilled in your world, the place for you to start is right in your own family and neighborhood. Will you pray today for those closest to you? Invite Christ to shine His patience, kindness, goodness and love through you at home and then beyond.
QUESTION: How has your light been shining for others? Where does it need to shine today?