Sometimes the difference between a so-so photograph and a really good one is two tiny points of light. You take a nice picture of someone but the angle is wrong and his or her eyes are a solid dark color. If you add a tiny white spot on each pupil the picture comes alive. The light appears to come from within and light that comes from within is vivacious and beautiful.
Because of the Holy Spirit given to us as a gift from God we can have Jesus living in us and Jesus declared in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” And in 1 John 4:13 we read, “We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.” Talk about having a light inside to shine out our eyes! How grand. We can really be vivacious for this light is life eternal. Oh, how we can sparkle! With Jesus inside we can light up every room we enter for Jesus is the omniscient one and when He lives inside we get smarter and smarter. Knowledge is power and power is light.
Don’t you love it when you see someone whose lights are turned on? It is so exciting to talk to someone who has something to say other than, “How’s the weather?” Talking about ideas and goals is so much more rewarding than talking about people and Jesus truly gives us something worth talking about.
Written by Roger Bothwell on November 20, 2002
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