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Using the Right Light

1Peter 2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priest-hood, an holy nation, a peculiar  people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness and into his marvelous light.

And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of host, in that day when I make up my jewel; and I will spare them as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Malachi3:17

A friend of mine and I went into a jewelry store recently. While we were looking, the lady asked if she could clean our rings. When she returned them to us, she told my friend how beautiful her diamond was. She didn’t comment on mine. Okay, I admit it. I was a little hurt.  When we left the store and got outside, I held my ring up to the sun. It was shining beautifully. That’s when I realized what was wrong. She wasn’t looking at my ring in the same light as I was. When I look at it, I see my husband’s love. I am reminded of how he chose me. He worked many hard hours to pay for this ring. It symbolizes so much that can’t be seen under a microscope.

I am thankful that God looks at us through the refection of the “Son.” He doesn’t see our flaws. We were created to shine in the light of God’s love. We are God’s masterpiece. We are to use that same light when we look at others. They are not to be placed under our microscopes. We are to hold their lives up to his light.

My desire is to live my life allowing God’s light to shine through my life.

~Connie Robinson

Image Credit © Tammy Sanders

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