I met a woman recently and in getting to know her, asked how she came to know Jesus. She was raised in Switzerland, in the church, but it was after moving to the states, marrying and raising twins, that she met a young mother strolling twins in her neighborhood. “She had a light, a peace, that I had never seen, and I wanted. We struck up a friendship, she invited me into her home and shared with me about Jesus and what He had done for me.” Jesus’s light, through this ‘willing vessel,’ warmed my new friend’s heart, and Jesus drew her irresistibly to Himself.
“For God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” O, what light He shines, warming and drawing our hearts to faith! “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” “You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father, who is in heaven.” “Do all things…that you may be children of God without blemish in a warped and crooked generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world (like stars in the sky) as you hold firmly to (holding out) the word of life.” In Judges 7, the Israelites went to battle with torches in pots, and simultaneously broke them open, the fire blazing fear into the enemies so they were humbled and overcome. The light of truth and life is powerful! (2 Corinthians 4:6-7; Matthew 5:14,16; Philippians 2:15-16)
I am Your vessel, Lord God, a jar of clay, with Your light my great treasure. Burn bright; crack me, break me, use me to shine Your light in this dark world, that others are drawn irresistibly to You.