“Shine like torches in the world”. Philippians 2.15
Paul's exhortation to the Philippians sheds light on the value of the testimony we should bear. In this context, the verb “to shine” means “to stand out, to stand out”.
Are you ready to answer this call?
The Beijing Olympics gave the world the chance to discover a rider who, until then, was unknown to the general public, Usain Bolt.
The Jamaican sprinter brilliantly won the one hundred and two hundred meters flat, and at the same time achieved a new world record. He dazzled both the Olympic stadium and the millions of viewers who attended his races. A journalist will say: "Never has a man run so fast!" "
Just like this athlete, we must distinguish ourselves and shine like torches before men by leading a holy life that gives glory goodbye. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. » (Matthew 5.16)
Some shine by their absence, others do feats by their own strength and, very quickly, exhausted and go extinct for lack of wood, divine fuel to feed them. Those who rely on God reflect his light and glorify him.
Currently, Satan, the "prince of this world" redoubles his perversity and destructive seduction. He too runs to win souls to his despicable cause.
And it is precisely in this difficult context that you are asked to get up and shine like a lighthouse illuminating the sailors in the middle of the night. Are you ready to answer this call? If you remain hidden under a bushel, paralyzed by fear or shyness, what will become of the world, your family or your entourage?
Be those torches through which the Lord will shine to reveal Himself to those who do not know Him.
Père, je veux sortir de mon confort et répondre à ton appel. Fais de moi un canal audacieux plein d’amour et de force pour apporter ta lumière dans ce monde. Dans le nom de Jesus, amen.