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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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By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

35 replies on “Lord, Let Your Light Shine!”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!


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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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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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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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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