REFLECTORS

For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: Ephesians 5:8 

 I have told the story of coming in one morning in the boat when it was so foggy, I could hardly see a few dozen feet in front of me. I wrote of how I would shine the spot light looking for the pilings that indicated I was in the boat channel and would not run aground. 

What I didn’t mention is that while I was searching for the pilings, I was also looking for the reflective tape that they were supposed to have (some did not and that made things interesting!) wrapped around them. Flashing that beam of light ahead and to my right looking and hoping to see then next piling that showed me I was right where I was supposed to be. 

Those reflectors were saying, “Here I am! Follow me to safety! I can show you the right path!” 

Our Lord Jesus declared, “I am the Light of the World!” There is no truer Light for mankind. And Jesus promised: “he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12 

What a promise! We, Christians, have the Light of Life within us! Then Paul tells us that WE are light in Him! Paul goes further when he said to the Philippians, “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;” Philippians 2:14-15 

You, Christian, are called to be a reflector of the Light of Jesus Christ! We reflect the Light of God Himself! Look at I John 1:5 & 7 

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”(verse 5) 

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (verse 7) 

God (the Father) is the author of light and He doesn’t just dwell in light, God didn’t just create light; GOD IS LIGHT! And when we accepted Christ, we were placed in LIGHT, God’s light! 

That is why we are to be reflectors of Christ. We are supposed to be just like the pilings with their reflective tape that I looked for. We are to reflect the Light of Christ to show people the Way (I seem to recall Jesus saying “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”). 

Shine! 


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