Last night my two daughters went into the City to meet friends and go out. It was going to be a late night so they were either going to stay out at friends or get the night bus home. As was usual my husband had left the outside light on for them coming home in the dark.
However, last night as I went to bed I turned the light off. My husband was surprised and asked why I wasn’t leaving the light on. I replied that the girls had said that they were probably going to stay out with friends or get back early in the morning so there was no point leaving the light on.
Well this morning the Lord spoke these words to my heart – “I will leave a light on“. They are the title of a song which my youngest daughter plays a lot.
Jesus reminded me that we (His followers) are the light of the world.
We carry the light of Christ.
Jesus left a light on when He went back to His Father God in Heaven – He left us.
Jesus hasn’t switched that light off yet.
I will leave a light on.
We show others the way to Jesus by declaring our faith in Him and living out that faith in loving service.
We shine in the darkness and point the way home to God through faith in Jesus the Son.
One day though the reality is that my earthly light will be switched off. I won’t be here anymore to shine the light for others.
I need to shine whilst I can. Whilst I still have the time.
I hope I can leave a legacy of light behind me too.
You may be the only light in your family, your friends, your colleagues, your neighbourhood, your community – the place where the Lord has put you.
Your light is really important so be encouraged and “let your light shine before men so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
I really think there is someone who needs to hear this today. Don’t give up but let your light shine – It will lead someone home to God.
Leave a light on and it will lead that person home – they may be in a dark place at moment, have wandered far from truth, be in a very very dark place but the Lord is saying:
“I will leave a light on” – that light is you. Don’t let it go out and it will lead them home.