Saturday, March 3, 2012

Shine On

Annie Bourbonais is a senior this year who loves to dance and be a part of community theater. Phi Sigma Sigma is where it’s at, she is so proud to be a part of the greek life on Alma College’s campus. Next year she hopes to possibly go to grad school for school counseling! 

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’” John 8:12 (NIV).

Christ is our light and our way. We know this to be true, but often times we forget that this light is not only something to follow, but also something that dwells within us. Not only is Christ our light, but we also can be light unto others and be a light unto the world. In John 3:20-21 Jesus says, “Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God” (NIV). As we continue to live in the light we are able to show others our understanding of Christ and all that He has done for us. We are to live as examples of Christ and as we do that we are able to have the light of Christ shine from within us. We are here to help and support one another and when we are showing this light we are able to help lead others to know of God’s love for them. Through all that we go through we must remember that with this light we are able to glorify the Lord and He will be pleased with us. This life is not ours to live, but His, and by shinning His light through us we are able live a life centered on God. He wants for us to be like Him and we truly can when the light of Christ resides within us. We must remember that although darkness may surround us there is no need to be engulfed in it. We can always see the light if we are living our lives in accordance to Jesus’ example because His light will shine from inside us.

Check out this song by MercyMe called “Shine On”  

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