I have been mulling over a phrase that keeps coming to my mind this week. It is “sharing is caring,” and I wholeheartedly agree, but I couldn’t understand why this phrase kept coming to mind. I know that phrase is used a lot in my skincare business, but I knew that I wasn’t thinking about this phrase in correlation to that business. Instead, I felt like it had something to do with my Sunday post. The problem was that I didn’t know what exactly. Over the past few years, since I have been doing my weekly Sunday posts, I have gotten several comments that mentioned that I was brave to post about my love for the Lord. I have never considered this a brave action; it is just my personal beliefs. I thought that just like my fashion choices, you have the opportunity to take my choices and make them your own, or you can shake your head and say, “not for me.” Either way, I never considered this a brave action.
I couldn’t get the phrase out of my mind, so yesterday I decided to do some research on sharing when it comes to talking about the Lord. I found this article from 2014, and the Bible verse at the beginning of the article had the light bulb in my head lighting up. Was this why the phrase had been on replay in my mind all week long?
Matthew 5: 14-16
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
I realize that “I” am not the light of the world, but what if the tiny light amount of light that I can produce shines the path for just one person? What if “your” light is the only light that someone you know has?
On Friday night I cooked dinner for Joe’s birthday. My son and his family walked over, and we all ate, laughed, and had a great time together. My granddaughter, Emersyn, was talking about something when she mentioned to her mom that there was a movie that she wanted to go and see at the theatre. Her mom told her that they could go on Sunday to see it. Immediately, Emersyn said, “no, we can’t go then. I want to go to church with NeeNee.”
My heart swelled with thanksgiving and pride. I know that she probably wants to go to church because she likes seeing the other children at children’s church. Plus, she loves getting to go out to eat lunch after church and getting to have cake with sprinkles. But, seeds are being planted in her mind every Sunday. She is being exposed to hearing about Jesus and how He loves and cares for us. She picked going to church over going to the movies, and at five years old, that is huge!
This Sunday, I am going to see if her baby brother also wants to go with Joe and me. I haven’t been brave enough to try and handle both of them at the same time, but I think that it is now time. What if they are the only two people seeing my “light?” Do you think that my “sharing” my love of the Lord with these two is enough? The answer is a resounding, YES!
This week, why don’t you show how much you care by sharing your light with someone you love? We all can make a difference, and that is a wonderful thought.
Have a Blessed Day!