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Topic: light (05/24/04)

TITLE: Light!
By Annette Agnello
05/27/04

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Light!

You can literally be hungry for light. Before I was married I lived in a basement apartment with only two windows, and one of them blocked by a bush. So everywhere I went I needed an electric light. That was never enough.

After the wedding I moved to my beloved’s house with a wall of windows in the kitchen. Windows everywhere, light everywhere; it was literally like night and day. It was a joy to even clean the kitchen, (a bachelor’s kitchen) My honey, was no housekeeper, but then neither am I.

It is accepted medically that people need light in some cases a lighted visor or panel is even prescribed to compensate for the lack of light. Sunlight is accepted as a source of vitamin d. The Lord nurtures us with his light.

God was the creator of light. Indeed, it was the first thing he created in "(Gen 1:3-4 NASB) Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. {4} And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness." Light was a blessing to man and beast as it let them function in the world, but there was more.

Jesus called himself light in "(John 8:12 NASB) Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life."

There is physical light and spiritual light. We, as humans crave the physical light weather we realize it or not. Sadly, the craving for spiritual light can go unrecognized as well. How many of you have someone in your life that refuses to listen to any witnessing or ministry about Jesus? The best approach could be “servant evangelism.”

“Servant evangelism” is a non-aggressive way to get people’s attention. It opens doors to witnessing even to those reluctant to hear. For example, last year our area was hit hard by hurricane Isabel. There was no power for anywhere from three days to two and a half weeks. Our church gave away bottled water and ice by the tractor-trailer load. The young people helped clear downed trees. There was no charge, little direct witnessing. The help touched even the most hardened souls. It softened the hearts to listen on a later day. A light had shown in the darkness.


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Linda Miller05/31/04
Annette, good article - your story hit home - witnessing is as much an active word as passive word. We should be witnesses of our walk with God with our mouths open or closed.
Deborah Porter 06/01/04
Annette, this was a lovely move from the hunger for light, to the use of the spiritual light in us to reach and "feed" others through servant evangelism. Your writing has a gentleness that I thought quite refreshing. With love, Deb
L.M. Lee06/02/04
A+++++++++++++++++ - I love what your church did! We use to give out soft drinks on the playground in the summer in the lower income neighborhoods and wash cars. It always opens doors, usually not that day, but when that person is hurting they remember who cared! I've seen it happen so many times.
Lynne Gaunt06/04/04
You have provided me with some food for thought. Enjoyed your post, thank you.
B Price06/05/04
good job.
like how you did it on the physical as well as the spiritual light.
and we need both. GOD was the creator of both.
I hope wherever you live now you got plenty of Both.
GOD BLESS>
Mary Elder-Criss06/06/04
Servant evangelism indeed is a powerful thing. Two years ago our local community was hit really hard by floods..our church went out delivering drinking water and bleach to help with the cleanup. Meeting the needs where they are..it is what we are called to do. A very powerful reminder. Thanks for sharing.