In my home, I have a poster of a light that says, “be the light”.  It sometimes hangs in my office, whenever I’m really feeling inspired.  Therefore, it’s not always hanging on the wall!  Lately, it’s been more suited for my sewing room, where I’ve felt like a light.

Jesus told us that “You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven (Matt. 5:14-16).”

Today on the news, I heard about our country’s truckers that are fervently delivering their trucks to their destinations, even though they’re confronting hardships of their own.  For some of us, the need for these supplies is on the forefront of our minds, as we are concerned about stocking our homes with necessary food and medicines.  These truckers are “being the light” for so many of us as we make it through this difficult period.  Thank you, truckers!

Jesus is true light.  He told the people of his day – “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).  Let’s all follow Jesus’ example, and be the “light of the world” in our own small ways.  I’m trying to contribute by making some face masks; a request went out to interested people who sew.  It’s my little way of being a light.

Lord, let us shine in this difficult period, spreading our light in our own ways as we are called to do.  Thank you for being our light and our example to mirror.  Amen.




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