He had emphasised that believers are to REFLECT the Light of the world, the Lord Jesus, and one of the men told him of a recent experience in his home. When he had gone into his basement, he found some potatoes had sprouted and were growing in the darkest corner of the room. He couldn’t figure out how they could have received enough light to grow, until he noticed some copper pans hanging from the wall near a window. The brightly polished pans had reflected the rays of the morning sun onto the potatoes.
He told Brooks: “When I saw that,
I thought that even though I am not a preacher or a teacher,
with the ability to expound Scripture,
I can at least be a COPPER POT,
catching the rays of the SON
and reflecting HIS light
to someone in a dark corner”
Surely, we can ALL do that!
Do we reflect the Light of the world
to those around us who live in spiritual darkness?
Do I hear you say you don’t meet many people?
Have you prayed for opportunities?
Have you asked your Father God to SHOW you people in need?
Ladies! Here are two opportunities . . .
I go to a shopping centre every week, and the Lord opened my eyes to lonely or sad-looking ladies sitting on a bench in the centre. These ladies welcome a happy face and a listening ear. They respond to the reflected light of Christ and after a short time they are also wide open to hearing your testimony of how the Lord helps you. They will gladly receive a tract or booklet or (in my case, because I am Gideon auxiliary) a Gideon New Testament which has “help” verses in the front and the way of salvation in the back.
I have a soft spot for check out operators as I’ve had a few in my youth group over the years, and they often spoke of complaining and even abusive customers. Theirs is not an easy job, emotionally speaking, and they are always happy to see a happy customer who shows a little concern about THEIR day. They respond to the reflected light of Christ, and after the first couple of weeks, they greet you with enthusiasm and they are open to your words of testimony. (They also greatly appreciate your effort in placing goods in groups onto the conveyor belt – cold stuff together, fruit & veg together etc – and all placed with barcodes facing the machine)
I am sure men can find similar opportunities within their daily lives.
There are many ways we can reflect the light and love of our Redeemer to our friends and neighbours and to those we meet.
Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
What other ways have you found to reflect the love and light of the indwelling Christ?