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.,