07 Oct A Beam of Light
While waiting at a traffic signal this morning, I was suddenly struck in the eye
by a sparkling beam of light . At first I wondered if someone was playing with a
laser, but the mystery was easily solved when I looked in the rearview mirror.
There was a lady driving the car that was waiting behind me. She
had her left hand raised to shield her eyes from the morning sun. The
angled sun was shining in her windshield and her diamond ring was dazzling
in the morning light. A shaft of sunlight had bounced into and out of her
ring and through my back window into my rearview mirror and into my eye. I
can assuredly say that has never happened to me before this.
As the signal changed and I drove away I knew that she had no idea that
light from her struck me. “Ah,” I wondered, “how often, if ever, does the
light of God’s presence shine from us unto another without our ever knowing?
Just how many people will be saved or have been influenced for good and we
will never know?” Most likely it has happened to all of us and we will
only know when in the Kingdom those we have affected will approach us and
share with us what had occurred and oh how happy we will be.
Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works and glorify your Father in heaven.” I have always loved the fact that
our good works are not to glorify us but our Father in heaven.
Written by Roger Bothwell on November 18, 2008
Spring of Life, 901 Signorelli Circle, St. Helena, CA 94574