Being the light...
"Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path."
~ Psalm 119:105
While on a walk along the Gulf I discovered a piece of a sand dollar. I think many of us recognize the familiar pattern, and the Aristotle Lantern.
We often forget that the word for lamp can be more than just a flame flickering from a household object.
Light is an interesting thing. With a small spark, even the darkest of caves can be illuminated.
While sitting at a coffee shop in Georgetown in the DC area, I remember looking across the Potomac and seeing the flame on JFK's grave in the distance. As darkness approached as evening fell, the flame seemed to flicker brighter.
As followers of Christ, who often reminded us that he is the "light of the world," we are the source of that light for the world.
Within each of us we carry the Spirit which is that light.
I guess I'm considering the light of Christ today because I'm grateful that no matter how dark the world may become, nothing can overcome that light. That is what the world needs, and we called to be that source of light for others.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
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Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.