The Olympic is now here in London after more than four years of planning and investments. I spent some time to ponder on the Olympic Torch carried by the Torchbearers around United Kingdom. It is a privilege to see the Olympic torch carried by celebrities, young and old people from different works of life. I was fascinated and joyous that United Kingdom supported the Olympics with more than 13million people having an opportunity to see the Olympic torch pass by their vicinity over a period of 70days.
While the torch travelled around UK, this reminded me that we are the light of the world. Our light should shine for the whole world to see. We are the torchbearers for Christ and it is time to let the world know that Jesus is the way the truth and the life. The Olympic Torchbearers carried the torch with smiles on their face, boldness and were full of vigor. We should delight so much joy in sending the message of Christ salvation. Jesus Christ is alive, preach the good news of Christ redemption and let your light shine that those around would see it.
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Mathew 5:14-16 NKJV
The Olympic flame keeps burning throughout the celebration of the Olympics celebration till the end of the Olympic games. The Lord desires that the Holy Spirit burns, keeps burning from everlasting to everlasting and that you never get burnt out or tired to speak of His goodness. The burning passion should brighten up your lives that others may see the glory of God in you.
For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as a lamp that burns. 2 The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the Lord will name. Isaiah 62:1-2 NKJV
The Lord will not rest until He sees His glory fill the earth. He will not rest until His salvation brightens the whole earth. We all have responsibilities as christians and believers in the Word to transform lives, from lives to nations, from one nation to another nation and the whole world is transformed. The unsaved, unreached will see His righteousness and the kings, queens, world leaders would give God the glory.
So let your light shine, be passionate about the God you serve. Let your smile reflect the beauty of Christ. Show Christ love to those around you and impact lives in just a little act of love. Transformation starts with you by being an reflection of Christ image and renewing our mind to the things of God.
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