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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. - Matthew 5:14-16

Dear Jesus,

It happened to me again yesterday. I was waltzing along minding my own business and you placed in front of me an individual for me to witness to, to love, to gently confront with your gospel, to encourage - and - I just wanted to move along and not make waves. I could tell you were taking the bowl off my lamp. I felt the urge to drag it back over. I felt your nudge and you led me to speak. Thanks for being there for both of us. You have made me your child and enlightened me with redeeming and forgiving love. Give me a generous heart that's willing to be uncomfortable in order to shine on others too. Help me be intrusive with your word and grace so others have that heavenly something to think about after I pass through their world. Shine through me, Jesus. I get it that you do not want your light hidden in me.


Pastor Don Patterson

Truth in Christ is like light, the smallest flicker can fill any dark room with it's glow.