Let Your Light Shine

Only Jesus

Who knows each moment how you feel?
Whose love for you is always real?
Who cares for you and guides your way?
Who holds your hand so you won’t stray?


Who’s there when others turn their backs?
Who helps you get your life on track?
Who always wants to be your friend?
On whom alone can you depend?


Who’s there for you both day and night?
Who soothes your pain and makes things right?
Who walked the road to Calvary
And gave His life, so you’d be free?


Who is Our Savior and Our King,
Our Counselor—Our Everything?

Only Jesus!


Read Matthew 22:37-38

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Recently, we had a power failure. The lights suddenly went out. Usually power is restored within a half hour, but that night it didn’t come on for five hours. During the dark hours, I read for a while by candlelight and also spent time talking with my husband, Jim. It was actually quite enjoyable with no phone or TV interruptions.

We take so many things for granted. We presume that the electricity, water, and other necessities will always be available. We forget that glitches can happen, often at the most inconvenient times. But there is Someone who we can always count on. He’s available twenty-four hours a day. Are we available for Him?

Today, many people have taken God out of their lives. They no longer consider consulting Him for any of their decisions. Let’s be among those who give Him first place in our lives, as He does with us. May others observe how we live and be drawn closer to Christ.

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How can you let your light for Christ shine?

by Frances Pasch

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Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poetry have been published hundreds of times the past thirty years in different denominational Sunday school papers, magazines, and book compilations. Her book, Double Vision, Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry was released December 12, 2013, by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. It is a double eye-opener–two ways of looking at the same spiritual truth. Frances enjoys encouraging other writers, and she has been leading a women’s Christian writers’ group for the past 25 years. You can read some of her writing on her newly updated website: www.francesgregorypasch.com. Also, check out her new Community Page, and follow her on Twitter @Frances Pasch.

About Be the Light Editor

Martin Wiles is a minister, author, freelance editor, and English teacher who lives in Greenwood, SC. He is the founder of Love Lines from God and is the author of Grits & Grace and God and Grits, Gumbo and Going to Church. He serves as Managing Editor for Christian Devotions (www.christiandevotions.us) and Assistant Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. He and his wife are parents of two and grandparents of three.