A Beam of Light
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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