You might well say, “Whatzat?” about the picture up top. It is the inside view of a match I dropped while trying to light a nearly used up candle in a glass container. I was reaching down until I dropped the match because the fire was getting too close to my fingers! I quickly covered the open top and the fire went out. Didn’t take long at all. Maybe to a count of three.

So I am now munching on a tidbit from Matthew 5:14-16* “You are the light of the world,” See scripture below.

Many of you have sung the “this little light of mine” song. Remember the line: “Hide it under a bushel (KJ), no, I’m goin’ let it shine…”

When Roger was a toddler, he put a large bowl over a little puppy. When we found the puppy it was too late. He was dead from lack of oxygen! Now I consider how fast that candle went out when I put the lid on it. Wonder how long our light will shine if it is hidden under a bowl. Verse 16 indicates there is some correlation between our light shining and good works. Do I dare suggest good works might be evidence that we have fuel in our lamps? No, I don’t dare. I wonder why Jesus made some kind of connection.

Somebody is just about to yell “Grace, all grace” at me. I know that, but sometimes we need to be reminded why we are left on earth after Grace saves us. Hand me a less spicy munchie.

*Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.,

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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8 Responses to A SPICY MUNCHIE

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I hadn’t thought of this before: “Now I consider how fast that candle went out when I put the lid on it. Wonder how long our light will shine if it is hidden under a bowl. ” I suspect it would not last much longer.

  2. pranabaxom says:

    “Wonder how long our light will shine if it is hidden under a bowl. ” – so don’t hide. Open your heart to one and all. Embrace, don’t barricade. And your Lord (see, I didn’t say the old bearded guy😀) won’t punish you.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Pranab, I thought you would like this one. Except the grace part. Anyway I thought you would like the good works part. I do to. But if Grace doesn’t get me on to the the path, good works won’t get me there either. Good works are good for this world however, so keep up doing good. Pays off as long as you are here. Yes, I appreciate your dropping a bit of arrogance toward my Lord God. Hope you are well.

  3. Love this Oneta. I was always taught that out of our gratitude for the great gift of grace we were given, we would follow in the steps of Jesus and give of our time, gifts and our talents. Not works righteousness, not out of fear of punishment but out of gratitude to, and love for, our Savior.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I am troubled by those who claim to have received Jesus as Lord but have no desire to follow in his ways. If one truly knows His Grace surely they would want to follow his ways. Thanks, Faye.

  4. Faye says:

    Thank you . I believe that we can do nothing to earn our Salvation that Is Free it is Grace, But how we live our lives because if HIS LOVE and our love for Him will be evidenced by how we show Him in the world with well doing, gifts, financial tithing of gifts and kindness . Telling others about Him and His Love is part of our living in HIM. Hiding under a bowl not even in covid lockdown. Seek and write and share what is holy beautiful and pure. Blessings!

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