The brightest flashlight in the world will fry an egg, generating incredible amounts of heat and light. It can even light paper on fire. But I’ve got a brighter light to tell you about today.
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Not only is light necessary for vision, but light has the ability to impact the world around it. Not just optically, but also physically.
So it’s not a big news flash when I say light is a core component of vision. In utter darkness, you can’t see anything. Minimal light allows you to see shadows and outlines, but you need to have full bright light to be able to see vibrant colors. Of course, those are all optical references.
But light can also have a physical impact. The brightest flashlight in the world has active fans for the bulb and a built-in liquid cooling system so it doesn’t burn up in your hand. It can throw a focused beam of light up to 1350 meters. And, as I said, it can start fires. At last check, buying one will set you back over $700, so it’s not cheap.
Today’s verse says FOR YOU WILL LIGHT MY LAMP, LORD. MY GOD WILL LIGHT UP MY DARKNESS.
When God lights us up, we become His lights in the darkness of the world. Jesus doesn’t just want us to give off enough light so those in darkness can see, believe it or not, Jesus wants us to set the world on fire!
The world is a very dark place, and it’s in desperate need of some real light – a light that can make a physical difference. We are a people for God’s own possession — chosen to BE HIS LIGHTS in the darkness; so we may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. You don’t need to be some 100,000 lumen super Christian that can fry the eyeballs of unbelievers with your mastery of the scriptures and tricky arguments. You just need to let God LIGHT YOUR LAMP and then let your light shine. Because in a very dark place, even a small light stands out and offers a ray of hope and direction. When one is in utter darkness, even a small light appears to be bright. Jesus Christ intends that our love for Him be a bright light, a light that ignites the world. Jesus said, “I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning!” He wants to burn up the night with our light.
Back in the late 1960’s, the American rock band The Doors recorded a song entitled “Light My Fire” that spent several weeks at the top of the charts. It wasn’t a Christian worship song by any stretch of the imagination. The Doors were even asked to change some of the lyrics before singing it on live television. But one of the verses fits today’s lesson perfectly.
The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
If we try now, we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre
I don’t know about you, but I want to try to set the night on fire.
Come on, Father – LIGHT MY FIRE!!!