Monday: 23rd September, 2019
Reference text: Luke 8:16-18
Luke 8:16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
On a bright day, while clear skies are welcome, many people put on sunglasses to reduce the impact of the sun in their eyes. Thus although useful, in some circumstances lamps have to be covered up; for a reason.
No one lights a lamp to intentionally put it under the cover of a basket, but there are people around us whose sole aim is to do just that. In their eyes, No one can shine brighter than them and every light that has potential to outshine them is smothered. Such people are everywhere – in the workplace, in church, at schools and even in our own company of friends.
They work both behind the scenes and in the open to thwart our ascent and block our shine. However, they appear oblivious to the fact that
even the thickest of clouds are unable to permanently block the rays of the sun.
We are created to shine bright and no amount of obstruction can prevent that. That is just who we are.