After almost 3 feet of snow falling since last Friday, God gave us the sun...even if it was just for a day. It was brilliantly beautiful and freezing cold, all at the same time. Literally, below freezing. So, when I looked out my front door today, I did a double take. Drip, drip, drip. Snow was melting off our roof and our driveway...even though the temperature said nothing should be melting. But that's what the sun does. Its light and heat cannot be ignored, no matter how cold it is. (okay, and then there is sublimation...but this isn't a science lesson :))
Isn't that the way it should be for us, as those who follow Christ? The Bible tells us that we are the light of the world. Light shining in darkness. The darkness cannot hold onto it's darkness much like the snow cannot hold onto it's "freeze". Not when the Light, the "Son", is shining.
The "temperature" of our world may truly be cold, even freezing, to the things of the Lord, to the truths that the Bible teaches...but we are called to shine. We are called to proclaim. We are called to magnify. We are called to glorify the Name that is above all names. We, too, were once in the cold darkness but the light of the gospel shone in our hearts and melted our hardened, frozen hearts.
May we shine forth the Son wherever He has placed us and, by His grace and for His glory alone, might He melt the hearts of those around us till they, too, proclaim the excellencies of Him who called them out of darkness into His marvelous light!