No Hydro Required

September 14, 2008
by Julie Bowles

John 9:5 – As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. (NKJV)

We recently drove by some garage sales in our area. It seemed like everyone was selling garden lights — the ones that are connected together with cords that can be buried in the ground and plugged into an outlet. When dusk falls, either someone or a timer turns them on to light the path through the garden towards the house.

I can also remember my dad having lights that he would hang around the awning of our tent trailer. One doesn't see them very much anymore. So many of these types of lights have been replaced with solar lights. These require no more burying of wires — and they even sense when to come on and go off to light the path. Who would have thought we would be able to light our paths in the dark from a source such as the sun?

What about us? What guides our path, as we walk through the world, seeking to be linked together to one another? We also need to shine as one to a dark world. When we find our light fading, we can turn to our Lord and Saviour to nourish us and replenish our light.

Jeremiah 31:25 – I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. (NIV)

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us shine into this dark world with Your light — a light that requires no hydro. You are the light, and You paid the price for us on the cross in ways that we cannot fully comprehend. Thank You that each day brings new mercies our way. May we become a people extending Your love and grace to a dark and hurting world at every opportunity possible. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

About the author:

Julie Bowles <julieanni@rogers.com>
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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