Glow In The Dark
The truck jerked to a quick stop. Initially, in the early morning darkness, it had seemed as though it was going to blow through the stop sign. We have seen that happen often while walking before the sun comes up. This morning was different. Nancy was wearing the battery-powered vest I gave her for Christmas. The colors of the glowing tubes on the vest can be changed. On this morning, they were aqua blue. Her presence was obvious in the darkness. The driver of the truck knew he was not alone.
I got the idea for the vest from Scott Townley. I had spotted him jogging in such a vest one dark morning in the cold. When I asked about it later that morning, he explained that Katy did not want him to get run over while jogging. He blamed Livy for the pink glowing color. She had selected it before he left. That was when I had the idea of giving Nancy an upgrade from the blinking light she sometimes clipped to her coat. Scott helped me order it on Amazon.
Christians, just like the vest, can and should glow in the darkness. After all, Jesus told us we are the light of the world. We are to shine with godly insight and godly living. Our lives offer hope to those in the darkness of separation from God. We are to be constant reminders to others that they are not alone. There is a God Who not only exists but also offers a relationship with Himself through faith in His Son Jesus Christ.
Christians, just like the vest, require power to glow. We require more than a couple of batteries. We require a genuine relationship with Jesus that is updated constantly as we abide in Him. That is why we must discipline ourselves to spend time in private with Jesus and in public with His people. If we cut ourselves off from God’s Word or God’s people, we will not glow for long. We must remain powered up if we expect to continue shining for Jesus.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”