Shine Brightly!

The rain was coming down pretty hard and the wind was blowing. Around 4 a.m., I was awoken by a loud beep. It was my ADT alarm system. I tried to go back to sleep but I couldn’t because of the beeping noise. I laid awake in bed. All of the sudden, the electricity went out. I jumped out of bed to look out of the window to see if the neighbors lights were out as well. It appeared that the lights on one side of the street were out and the other side was on. 

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I knew that I needed to text my principal and inform my first grade team that my electricity had gone out. I wasn’t sure how long it would be out, so I wanted to let them know that I might not be able to come to work or that I would be late. I texted everyone and they told me to keep them posted and be safe.

As I laid in bed in a very dark house, I thought about the darkness and how difficult it was for me to function. I couldn’t see things. I got out of bed to go and find some candles. As I was walking through the house, I bumped into walls, doors, and hit my big toe on the garbage can. Not only could I not see but I felt scared and lonely in the dark.

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I found the candles and lit them and got back in bed. I stared at the ceiling for hours. I began to think about the food in my refrigerator and how it might go bad if the electricity was out too long. It was still dark outside and I really couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t make myself a cup of coffee or cook a good breakfast. So, I made my way down the stairs and grabbed a chocolate protein shake out of the refrigerator.

I tried to make the best out of the situation and get a little rest. Thoughts about darkness and light began to come to my mind. Scriptures began to pop in my head and I began to think about how important and necessary light is. It helps us see where we are going and what we are doing. Light gets rid of the anxieties and dangers of darkness.

The electricity came on in about two hours. I could see now. As I glanced over at my flashing alarm clock, I thought about the scripture… Psalm 119:105 Your WORD is a lamp unto my feet and a light for my path. The Word of God is our light and when we read it, we are able to see and stay on the right path; the one that God has outlined for us.

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In Matthew 5:14-16, we find the following words… 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. As believers, let us live for Christ and shine and represent our Heavenly Father. Shine, shine, shine!

Light in the Darkness

His WORD is the truth.

Meditate on it daily.

Others need to see.

The Light

Walk in His bright light.

Let the world see you faithful.

Represent HIM well.

In what way will you let your light shine this week? 

Published by Lisa B.

I am a passionate educator, community volunteer, child advocate, and Christian blogger. I am a native of Harvey, Illinois who enjoys teaching first grade in Atlanta Public Schools. In my spare time, I enjoy attending hot yoga classes and working out. I am also a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers and love creating educational resources to share with others. I love living out my change lives through community outreach, global missions, education, and to bring life and light to the world through writing.

4 thoughts on “Shine Brightly!

  1. When we spread love and see others the way Jesus sees them, we spread His light! We were created to be His light on this earth, and we have to continue to shine even in these crazy, uncertain times. Great post!


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