18th May 2019

Light in the World

“You are the light of the world.”
Matthew 5:14 (NIV)
“You are the salt of the earth.”
Matthew 5:13 (NIV)

Last week I spoke about how others had been salt and light to me. But we are called to be salt and light to others. Often we find ourselves doing this without realising and this is what I have found in my own life.

I have a family member who is not a Christian and had told me so. On hearing about my illness she spoke to an acquaintance who happened to be a doctor. He gave some helpful advice then said he had recently become a Christian and suggested she should pray. So she did.

I have another friend who told me that she would like to believe in God but had trouble with this because of the things that had happened in her life. On being told of my illness she told me she was going to pray.

I have been unable to walk my dog recently and the job has fallen to my husband. On meeting a dog walking acquaintance of mine he had to tell him about my illness. And guess what? He said he would pray for me.

I had no idea my casual conversations about my faith to these people had had any effect. I now realise that by speaking to them about my beliefs, I had given them an opportunity to consider what they believed.

Jesus invited people to follow Him but He never forced anyone. He simply gave them an opportunity to examine their own lives and come to their own decisions. Let’s do the same wherever He has put us, sprinkled as salt, and let’s shine a little light to those around us.

Dear Father in Heaven, thank you for making us salt and light. Wherever you have scattered us, please bless our conversations so that our light may shine into the lives of others.

Study by Debbie Thomas

About the Author:
Debbie Thomas attends the Northampton Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God UK and edits their local church magazine, ‘Signposts’.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Northampton
Ecton Village Hall
78A High Street

Meeting Time:
Saturday 10:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
Gavin Henderson
Phone: 01858 437099
Email: gavin.henderson@gracecom.church

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