Updated on Wednesday:
I read a story about a person who was caught in an
elevator in New York City during a power failure. He just happened to
have his flashlight in his pocket. There were seven people, all
strangers, on the elevator and, at first, in that pitch blackness, there
was momentary panic as everybody talked at the same time. When he
remembered the light in his pocket and turned it on, the fear
disappeared. During the 45 minutes they were stuck shoulder to shoulder
in that small space, they became pretty good friends, laughing, telling
jokes, and even singing. It actually sounded more like fun than being
Ephesians 5:8 says you are the light of the world. It
doesn’t say “You are like light,” but that we are light. Like the tiny
flashlight, we don’t have to be big to be effective. We just have to be
When we are in darkness, what do we want most? We want
direction and illumination. Darkness is oppressive and burdensome. It
“feels” heavy, even though we can’t touch it.
Only light, which we also can’t touch, brings relief.
To the Class of 2009, we say, “Go after what is good,
right and truthful, while shining through the darkened situation. Don’t
keep the switch off or hold back as though your batteries have run down.
Being switched on pleases the Lord. Stay on. Stay bright.
You can bring direction and illumination to our world.
God bless you all in your new adult life!
This Week's Editorial:By Helen Morris:
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