“For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light—for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.” vss. 8-9
In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said to his disciples, “Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works, and give glory to God.” That theme dominated the faith and practice of the early church and continues to be the central calling of those who call themselves servants of Jesus. We are called to be different, people of the highest moral character, and models of the godly life. It’s not that we’re more loved by God or that we no longer sin, but there will be a discernible difference in the way we live. There are many who ridicule those qualities and who prefer to walk in the ways of immorality and licentiousness. Their immodest and profane ways attract attention and have even become the accepted standards of popular culture. In fact many idols of the sports and entertainment world have chosen to follow paths of darkness and have become powerful influencers. What a blessing it is when we see public figures who walk as children of light, who have a moral compass, and who live as people of goodness and truth! It warms our hearts to see their smiles and obvious love. In them the light of Christ shines brightly and the world becomes a better place.
Thought for the Day: Celebrities who warm our hearts!