He could feel the damp moisture in the late-night London fog each time a gust of wind blew against him. Blind and alone, he was feeling his way down a deserted street with a white cane in one hand and a lantern in the other.
Eventually, a stranger approached him, walking in the opposite direction. Amused, and in a sarcastic voice, he said, “Why are you, a blind man, carrying a lantern?”
“Oh, sir,” replied the blind man, “I’m not carrying it for myself. It’s for others. I want to help them so they won’t stumble over me.”
Often we think only of ourselves: our problems and our pains, our difficulties and our dilemmas, our hard times and horrible tasks. How unfortunate!
It is the duty of the Christian to think of everyone and everything that may cause problems for ourselves and others as well. We are responsible for holding up a light in the darkness of this world for those around us who are seeking their way through life.
And we are not only to light a pathway for them in times of life’s darkest moments but to help them find the “Light of the World” - Jesus - who is “the Way, the Truth and the Life!”
God’s Word is clear and unconditional when it states, “Each one of us will give an account of himself to God” for what we did and do not do. We must hold high the Light!
Prayer: Father, even though we are kind and gracious when we help others through times of darkness, it does not relieve us of our responsibility to present “the Light.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. 1 John 1:5
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