Sonlight

We are still looking for that cooling trend in the weather. Also, abundant rainfall would be very much appreciated. It’s times like this that test our faith and our patience. However, as I am fond of saying; If I’d known there would be a test, I would have studied!

We were looking out one of our windows on a recent morning and noticed some streaks on the glass. If you have washed many windows, you know that streaks happen. I remarked, “wasn’t that window recently washed?”

Milrae’s response: “Yes, it was, and it looks pretty good until the sun shines on it.” (No, I’m not saying who washed it.)

It is true also, that most people live pretty good lives, and like that window, to others we may look pretty clean. The test comes for us when the Son shines on us.

We get in the habit of living what seems to be the good Christian life, and we even compare ourselves to others. We imagine that we may be a little bit nicer than someone else, or to be fair, I might find at least one person who is more “righteous” than I. But guess what? The one to whom we must compare ourselves is the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Scripture tells us He is the “light of the world.”

Further, we are told: “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God” (John 3:19-21).

There is only one to whom we may compare ourselves. When held in His light, every character flaw, every sin and wrong deed is revealed for all to see.

When we are exposed to the light of the Son, what do people see? More importantly, what does God see?

Just thinking,
Pastor Jerry

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