Daily Delight

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place." - Ian Thomas

It’s easy to allow current events to shake us up. 
It’s heartbreaking and upsetting what we're seeing play out. Especially when our world seems to be saturated with displays of how much our land is hurting.

In the sermon on the mount in Matthew 5, Jesus calls us the light of the world. He says we are to be a city on a hill so that all who see us may see the Father and come to Him. What Jesus is saying here is that we are meant to shine on His behalf. We are made to be the light when the world is dark, and we are made to be the city on a hill where people can run and come into His presence. We are made as His people, as His church, and as His children to be the refuge for those who are searching to find Him, to find love, and to find hope.

So let us mourn with those who mourn and cry with those who cry. Let us lend a helping hand and let us hold the broken, but let us also be that light in the darkness by truly caring for one another and helping those who can not help themselves. And let us radiate the light, love, and hope of a good, good Father who came and conquered death in order that we may have life, and life abundant.

Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
- Matthew 5:14-16 MSG 

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About the Author

Katherine Huskey≫ ≫True to form this Nashville native feels most at home roaming the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. Katherine enjoys working with her hands, writing, design, travel and endless amounts of Mexican food. Alongside her best friend and husband, Katherine serves as a worship leader in her community and church. Her own story of redemption propels her to seek and reveal the beauty of the unfathomable love of Christ. You can connect and read more about her journey over at thehuskeyhouse.com or on Instagram @thehuskeyhouse.


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