On my cell phone there is a tiny light that pulses if I have a new email message.  When my laptop is on standby with the lid down, there is a tiny blue light that pulses to remind me that the computer is on and ready to be awakened.

Either of these tiny lights can be a deterrent to sleep in our bedroom.  Light sensitivity is enhanced in the darkness of the room.  A simple little flicker is enough to catch the attention of half shut eyes.  One of the extra cushions is placed over the phone or the laptop to block the soft glow and restore the darkness.

Luke 8:
 16 “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. 17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. 18 Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.”

When you want to see, it helps to have light.  As I get older, I notice how much more important well-placed light is.  A reading lamp makes it easier to consume that book.

The presence of Jesus illuminates our lives.  Light exposes all things helping us to know the truth.  Jesus reminds us that light is meant to be obvious and well-placed.  Where has God put you?  Have you bemoaned the darkness that surrounds you?

God needs us to shine with His presence in dark places.  God’s light is either increasing or diminishing in you.  When you have light, it seems to lead to more light.  When your light is going out, there is an increase of darkness.

How obvious is the light of Jesus in your life?  Have you felt that you should hide it to avoid offending the darkness around you?  Apparently, the opposite is true.  Darkness is not offended, it is eliminated.  Jesus lives in you to eliminate darkness in and around you.  The tiniest spark of light wins over darkness every time.

Stop hiding it.  Jesus is obvious.