Shine Some Light

seeMatthew 5:14-16

“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
seedlight
Since we are talking about seeds this week, I would like to shed some Light on the subject.  As I said yesterday we are all given seeds to plant.  It is our responsibility to take care of the seed before we plant it.  Sometimes the seeds can be tainted by our own thought processes and this is not a good thing in most instances.  Let me explain my view on this light and dark issue.
Let’s say we go to church.  We receive a word about the Fathers love.  It becomes a seed we want to share with someone else.  We take (decided not to bury it) and go out to find someone to give it to, however along the way we start thinking about a father’s love and what it means to you.  Maybe your dad was absent from the home often.  Perhaps there was no dad in your home.  Or worse yet your dad was an abuser or a yeller.  Tell me, what then is your perspective of a Father?  What does a Father’s love me to you?  Absent. Neglectful. Misused.  Abusive.  Uncaring.
I know those are tough things to think about for some of us, however I am trying to show you we all have a different perspective of a Fathers’s Love.  As for me I was adopted yet I was kept from my dad until I was 16 by a mom who for whatever reasons just tried to keep us separate, but I always knew my daddy loved me.  When I turned 16 and my parents divorced, I began to see my dad for who he really was and I started to see what a Father’s love entailed.  So for me, I understand a Father’s Love.  It was something he did from a distance for awhile but he always protected and provided for my needs, just like my heavenly Father.
So for me to share a seed on the Father’s Love is easy, but what about those who really don’t know?  Well, they need to take their seed to Jesus and the Word before they give it away.  They need to study about what it is so as not to impose their own tainted thoughts onto that seed before they give it away.  By renewing their minds about the Father’s love they will accomplish two things, they will find inner healing and provide a well-lite seed to the next person they see.  All seeds once exposed to the Light of the Word and the truth of Jesus will give hope to anyone who receives it.
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