Lord, Let Your Light Shine!

Even a casual Christian glance at the state of our world today can cause despair. I find myself asking, along with King David, “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3 (NIV)

You can tell by my title where this is headed. The Psalmist answers his own question soon enough:

For with you is the fountain of life, in your light we see light.

Psalm 36:9 (NIV)

This particular verse brings to mind the story of Christ meeting a Samaritan women at the town well. She thinks he needs a drink, but He offers her the bottomless fountain of eternal life.

Then there’s Zacchaeus, a hated tax collector who has lots of money and possessions but is missing the light of God in his life. Everything changes when Jesus invites Himself over to the despised man’s house.

My point is, God’s light can transform anyone and anything before we can blink. Few people wanted a relationship with the two folks mentioned above, but Jesus did.

Kind reader, is there someone in your life whom you fear is beyond redemption? Perhaps they are not. Please join me in prayer: 🙏 Lord, let Your light shine!❤️

Our Heavenly Father brightens lives, too! Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️ prayers and love.

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35 responses to “Lord, Let Your Light Shine!”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen! Thank you, Nancy. God Bless!

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  2. Nancy Ruegg Avatar

    Yes, Lord, may your Light shine so brightly it cannot be ignored! May our loved ones be drawn to the truth of your Light, anxious to know once and for all if You are who You say You are: Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of all who come to You. May this be the day they choose to put their faith in You!

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  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, Tina! Sometimes miracles hide, but God is always reaching in our direction. I am grateful for your input. God’s best to you.


  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Beth. It’s so much easier to see now up in the chancel area of our church. God Bless!


  5. Tina Avatar

    I used to act (or feel) like I was the one who had to do the saving. All the while I felt helpless to do anything…. then one day I finally got that it’s the Holy Spirit that does the convincing, it’s our job to simply make His mercy, grace and love known. You are so right that nobody is beyond redemption. God is a God of miracles… and sometimes those miracles take time.

    “Do not grow weary of doing good….. “

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  6. Beth Alisan Avatar

    David, I love that “God’s light can transform anyone and anything before we can blink.” I need reminders like this to encourage me to continue to pray for lost family members. The pictures of your sanctuary perfectly illustrate this post.

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    So true, brother Matt. Gos is a shepherd-a people shepherd. And He lets us join Him in the work.

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  8. jesusluvsall Avatar

    God is fully able to work in the lives of those we think are beyond hope to bring them to him. He invites us to join in the process.

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  9. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, my brother! Thank you for sharing another great scripture about God’s light. His best to you and the Kearns clan. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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  10. Alan Kearns Avatar

    We all need light in our life, and as you amply illustrated there are different lights…but the Light of Christ is the most pure and everlasting. Your title lead me to a favourite verse:
    “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
    — Matthew 5:16
    May we always shine His light through our lives.

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  11. The Devotional Guy™ Avatar

    It was a great night. A very long day, but a great event. There’s always so much involved but our team did phenomenal.
    Yes, we all need Jesus. That’s for sure. Happy Sunday!

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  12. davidsdailydose Avatar

    It’s amazing how God shows no favoritism—to the very rich or the very poor. We are all equal at the foot of the cross. Thanks for your input, brother. I pray the benefit goes well. Blessings!

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  13. Pure Glory Avatar

    God bless you!

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  14. The Devotional Guy™ Avatar

    Beautiful! What a remarkable transformation. The Light of Christ is so life changing. I was frequently reminded of Zacchaeus this past week as we prepared for our annual Hope for the Homeless benefit.

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for sharing this powerful story of survival from the Dachau survivor. It is such a comfort to know that nothing man does can keep God’s favor from us. His light still shines! I am grateful for your reading and sharing. God Bless!

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  16. Pure Glory Avatar

    Light makes all the difference. God is the Father of lights. We are all lights in the world. It makes a huge difference to see light shining when it is dark. Many years ago, I toured Dachau the first concentration camp in Hitler’s Germany, where many were killed. It took an emotional toll. Then we met a man volunteering in the Protestant chapel on the grounds. He had been interned there for about 6 years for speaking against the policies of Hitler. In his darkest time, God showed his light. He said, “the darkest that man can do to man can never extinguish the light of God!”

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  17. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Manette Kay. I appreciate your sharing two more excellent scriptures to support the reality that God is light. What a comfort to know there is no darkness in Him at all! I am grateful for your input. Blessings!

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  18. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5b).

    Purify us, LORD, that Your spirit shines bright and clear. So, the whole world may know You are God. Amen.

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  19. Petrina Avatar

    Amen! 🙏🏾


  20. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, Nadine! Thank you, and God Bless.


  21. BG Avatar


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  22. God Still Speaks Avatar

    I pray the same!

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  23. Nadine Cambron Avatar
    Nadine Cambron

    The light of God would be so bright we’d want to hide our eyes!
    23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

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  24. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’m glad this spoke to you. I have a loved one I agonize in prayer for daily. 🙏 May God let his light shine on both mine and yours. Thank you for reading and commenting. God Bless!

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  25. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Yes there is someone in my life who because of their daily actions makes me wonder if they are beyond redemption. So I pray for the “blink of an eye” moment every day, because I know God does not want to lose a single soul. This post struck a deep chord, so thank you!

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  26. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    Doesn’t it just!!

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  27. davidsdailydose Avatar

    It is a big difference—especially up in the choir area. We can see so much better now. It’s the same with God’s light 💡 It reveals the true status of our hearts. Thanks for stopping by, brother!


  28. BG Avatar

    Then, let’s pray my friend for each other’s families!

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  29. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Ah yes! Misunderstandings of all kinds usually begin with a lack of perspective. Thanks Dave

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  30. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, BG! You read my mind, or the Mind of Christ, brother! I have family members who struggle with addiction and recovery ❤️‍🩹. Yes, may we all become addicted to Jesus! I appreciate your reading and commenting, BG! God Bless.

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  31. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    Love those two images at the end. What an striking difference!

    “My point is, God’s light can transform anyone and anything before we can blink.”

    I am so utterly glad of that redemption, whether it moving from darkness to light, or from light, to lighter (or from incandescent to LED).

    Andy B

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  32. BG Avatar

    Agreeing in prayer for my family and their salvation! I pray for all who are addicted that they are delivered and become addicted to our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ! Lord, let your light shine!

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  33. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for your thoughts, Pete. You are spot on, brother. The picture is of the platform area of my church. The sideways pews are where the choir sits.


  34. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Loving mercy and just quietly allowing the light of Christ to shine sets the stage for hope. Why is it that we give up on folks way easier than God? Very pretty photos of your church (also from last week with the new slate roof) I don’t quite grasp why the pews do not seem to be facing the front.

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