GOODNESS // DECEMBER 27, 2023
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
We're called to shine! Not because we're creating our own limelight, but so that through our good deeds others would see God.
What we fill ourselves with will shine and pour out of us. To shine is to emit, give or send out rays of light, so we're called to be a bright reflection of God's light. Our attitudes are contagious! Goodness is love in action, and we don't have to complicate things. Our smile is contagious, a cheerful "good morning" is a reflection of light, and so is holding open a door, paying someone a compliment, paying for someone else's coffee or meal. We never know what people are dealing with, but when we walk into a room, we set the tone and atmosphere with how we engage, the attitude we bring, and the trajectory of someone else's day.
Do you exude Christ's love for people? Are you exemplifying his goodness and illuminating his light to a dark world? Spend time with him today. He wants to refresh and refill you because he loves you. Then his love can shine through you and spill out onto others around you. You may be the only Jesus someone else sees!