Leave the light on at work!

John 8:12

‘When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”


As I was on my way to JFK airport this morning I was crossing Whitestone Bridge. On my right Manhattan twinkled in darkness. On my left, there was a golden sky as the sun was rising. It was a wonderful sight. God is undoubtedly speaking to me through ‘light’ at the moment. Everywhere I go, I see it and hear it. It’s difficult not to this time of year but I’m especially sensitive to it.

But what am I hearing? I think it’s quite obvious. God wants me to be a light to the world wherever I go and to show his glory. That’s incredibly difficult for me! I’m not naturally openly full of happiness. Contented yes but not always glowing with joy. But not many people are. And that’s the job I suppose. Spreading joy and happiness to those that aren’t. Even from a tight middle seat on a plane!


‘Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends’ – Revelation 3:20

Heavenly Father, Today, fill us with the power of the Holy Spirit so we can be a beacon of hope and joy to those around us. Help us to remember that the wonderful glow of the sunrise can also exist in a darkened conference room, train carriage or wherever sadness and hardened hearts may exist. – Amen!


4 thoughts on “Leave the light on at work!

    • It’s by an artist called William Holman Hunt. It’s title is ‘Light of the World’. The original painting hangs in St Paul’s Cathedral In London. It is my favorite painting. Jesus holding the lamp (the light) and knocking on the door. The overgrown foliage around the door is a symbol of the lives that have been left untended by God because they chose for it to be that way. But thankfully, He keeps knocking!

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