Trick Birthday Candles

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on it s stand, and it give light to everyone in the house.” Matthew 5:14-15

How’s your light today? Remember as kids we held up our forefingers high to “shine the light” for all everyone to see? We were so proud that it was no longer under our cupped hand. And then the part about Satan blowing it out. “No! I’m gonna let it shine.”

For many of us, Satan continues to try to blow out that light. Those attempts are strong and fierce at times and he would want us to give in, to give up. And sometimes we question God. And then we feel guilty and then Satan beats us up more. He tells us we’re not good Christians. We feel guilty because “he’s probably right” we think. It’s a nasty and destructive cycle.

Brothers and Sisters, we have no small victory in Christ! Your light may be smoldering but you’re reading this for a reason. Think of your light as one of those trick birthday candles. Just when you think it’s out, it re-ignites. Sure, Satan wins a battle every now and then, but your light just re-ignited. And again. And again. God is still pursuing you. And me.

Take heart, you are not alone.

“Don’t let Satan blow it out. No! I’m gonna let it shine.”

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