From the desk of Bryant Wright

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16

Light is an interesting thing. Light will overcome the darkness, whether that be a powerful floodlight or a simple wooden match. Light always dispels darkness, and no matter how dark the darkness, darkness cannot and will not overcome the light. Scripture describes the believer in Jesus Christ as “light” and that light is to shine in such a way as to glorify our Father in heaven. Obviously, the more light the brighter things become.

Every Christmas Eve our church has a candle lighting service. Thousands gather in worship with candle in hand. The lights in the room are extinguished representing “darkness falling over the land” as depicted in the Gospels at the crucifixion of Jesus. Then, one candle … the Christ candle of Advent … is lit. This one “Light of Christ” is shared with a neighbor, then another and another. Ushers move through the room with their light sharing with row upon row of people. Soon the entire room is bathed in the glow of warm candlelight. It is such a beautiful reminder of our desire as believers in Jesus to share that light, and that our initial source of light is that of Jesus Christ.

The ministry of Right From The Heart is but a candle. The source of our light is Christ, and we seek to carry that light and multiply that light to overcome the darkness of this world. If you believe in Jesus as Savior and Lord, you too are a candle. May your light shine so as to glorify the Lord God Almighty in the good works that are accomplished in His Name.

I remember as a child singing “This Little Light of Mine … I’m going to let it shine!” The song goes on “hide it under a bushel … NO! I’m going to let it shine!” Don’ t hide or be ashamed of your spiritual light; hold your candle high. Scripture reminds us that a light on a hill cannot be hidden. Ask God to help you be that light on a hill. Overcome the darkness that is right around you. Share your light with others … and God will be glorified.

In Christ,

Bryant Wright
Founder, Right From The Heart Ministries

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