Let Your Light Shine
by Garrett Bookout
Hanging from the ceiling of a firehouse in Livermore, California, is a light bulb. This light bulb has become popular recently, and it has stirred up much attention. It even has its own website.
From this website you can read all sorts of information about the light bulb. You can watch it 24 hours a day.
So why has this light bulb been given so much attention?
It is because this particular light bulb has been functioning for over 106 years.
I do not think I have to tell you, but that is a long time for a light bulb to be functioning.
This makes me wonder how many people this particular light bulb has affected. How many people would have been lost in a dark room if it were not for this light bulb showing them the way?
This makes me think of what Jesus once said when he told his disciples, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
How many people have you affected in your life? How many people would be lost in a dark world if not for your light showing them the way to the Father?
I will probably never live to be 106 years old. Most of us will never live to see 106 years, but while you are here, let your light shine.