Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Texas Weather: March 5

The forecast for today is cloudy. 
Let's be the light!

A few weeks ago, a close family friend was killed. The details of his death were tragic and horrifying. The ones left on this earth to move on with out him were confused, shocked, and devastated, to say the least. 

After his funeral, we went to Salt Grass to eat dinner. In the aftermath of the weeks events, and my thoughts having been somewhat consumed with terror and worry, it seemed strange to me that the strangers at the restaurant could carry on as if our friend was still on the planet. People laughed at the bar, struck up conversations in the waiting area, and ate dinner without stopping briefly to wipe tears from their eyes. 

When we were all seated, the waiter said, "What are we celebrating today?" Most of us pointed our eyes to the table but my dad said, "Life!" From the outside looking in we just appeared to be a normal family having dinner on a Saturday evening. 
No one had a clue that the beautiful blonde woman at our table had just lost her first born and all she could say was, "He calls me everyday."

You never know what someone is going through. We are called to be the light. Today I'm asking God to show me at least one person who may need a light revealed to the dark places in their heart. Maybe someone will need a smile, a compliment, a bible verse may suddenly come to mind with a friend's name attached to it, or maybe he'll ask me to just be patient with a person who is testing mine.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 NIV)

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