You light up my life

Matthew 4:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Many of you will remember a song sung by Debbie Boone called You Light Up My Life. My mom loved it. I can remember her singing it around the house. The chorus went something like this, “And you Light  up my life. You give me  hope, to carry on. You light up my days and fill my nights with song.” I probably shouldn’t mention the fact that, as a young teenage boy, I thought Debbie Boone was incredibly attractive, but I really didn’t get the lyrics of her song.

One of my buddies from school invited me to his church one Sunday night. They had something called, “Secret Destination” after church. As the name implies, it was a secret. Each week, the youth would receive hints as to where they were going so as to have sufficient money and clothing. When the church van pulled up to a concert hall, and I realized I would be hearing Pat Boone speak and Debbie Boone sing, you can only imagine my excitement. Of course, as all of us anticipated, she came on stage, a single spotlight shining down on her, to open with, “So many nights, I sit by my window. Waiting for someone to sing me his song…”

She closed by saying these simple words, “Be a light to someone.” It spoke to my heart in ways I could not explain. Jesus came to be the light of the world. We in turn are expected to let His light shine through us.

Whose light are you? If the question were posed to your friends or family, would they say your name? Some of us don’t know if we are or not. Some of us might even wonder, who is a light in our own lives? Let’s make a decision to start today being the light Jesus has called us to be.


One response to “You light up my life

  • Roberta Dalhby

    Pastor Mike, you light up my life. All the way from Georgia! Thank you for this encouraging reminder. May God bless your day!

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