How do we shine the light of Christ into the darkness?
Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, (PHP 2.14-15)
We shine a light into the darkness by doing all things without complaining. We show this crooked generation that in Christ, God has changed us and now counts us “blameless”, “innocent” and “without blemish” when we do all things, even hard things, joyfully.
All around us in this darkened world, people are watching us and listening to us. When Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown into prison, they sang hymns at midnight and the other prisoners were listening to them (AC 16.25). Those in darkness need to see that Jesus Christ is real and his power can change people. When we do all without complaining, we shine a powerful light into the darkness.
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