"The people living in darkness have seen a great light." Matthew 4:16
What an absolutely breathtaking picture!
A spark in the darkness.
Jesus is the spark that awakened our hearts and drew us to Him.
Ever wonder how many people you meet each day are walking in darkness?
Some stumble in the blackness of sin and need the light only Jesus can bring.
We might be the spark that catches their attention and fills them with the hope of a way out.
Some try to find their way through depression or sorrow.
A smile, a kind word, even the question, "How can I pray for you?"
These can lift the gray fog a bit and light a match of joy.
Many, as I did for so long, struggle with worthlessness. I felt
You have no idea the spark that is lit by a compliment, a brief conversation that means nothing to you but all the world to them, a word of gratitude.
Such small things can bring a person to Christ, lift a heavy heart, or restore a sense value and purpose.
We might never see the results of our brief encounters but we will be blessed by knowing we touched someone with Jesus' heart.
I challenge you: Watch for opportunities to be the spark in someone's day.
Josh Wilson - Pushing Back The Dark
When has God blessed you with an encounter that lit a spark in your day?