Radiating God’s Light by Linda Gleason, Ladies Ministries President

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Radiating God’s Light by Linda Gleason, Ladies Ministries President

In her book The Story of My Life, Helen Keller stated, “Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in, and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding-line, and had no way of knowing how near the harbour was. ‘Light! Give me light!’ was the wordless cry of my soul.”

God Is the God of Light
God is the creator of light. Genesis tells us that when the earth was covered in darkness. “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light” (Genesis 1:3).

When Moses stretched out his rod and God sent a thick darkness over the land of Egypt for three days – a darkness that could be felt – there was light in the dwelling places of the Israelites.

When Israel wandered through the desert in the blackness of night, God walked before them – a pillar of fire – to give them light. For the Psalmist says, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” (Psalm 27:1).

The world cries, “Light, give me light.”
We answer, “But I am only one person – just one little light in the darkness. How can I affect my world?”
One Person Can Make a Difference

It doesn’t matter how young or old we are. It doesn’t matter where we were born. It doesn’t matter if our name is known or unknown. It doesn’t matter what we own or how much money we possess. None of that matters. God just needs someone willing to be a light.

Noah was 600 years old when he entered the ark and saved the human race.
When Jesus needed food for five thousand men plus women and children, a little boy provided lunch. 
While the armies of Israel huddled frightened in their tents, young David slew the giant. 
When God's people were threatened to be annihilated, God used Esther, an orphan living in a country not her own, "for such a time as this."
When God wanted to get a message to the vile household of Eli, the child Samuel carried the word.

A frightened young man threshed his wheat in a hiding place. When God needed someone to fight against the Midianites, he sent an angel to Gideon, the humblest in the tribe of Manasseh and the least in his father's house. 

You Were Designed to Reflect His Light
Matthew 5:14 tells us, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.”
There is work to do, and God wants us to be a light in this dark world. A light here, a light there – willing to be used for the kingdom.
Don’t be afraid to stand out in a crowd. Difference makers are different.
You are saved to shine! You have purpose; you have a place. You were designed to reflect His light.

(Info from: PURE Newsletter – UPCI Ladies Ministries – ladiesconnections@upci.org)