HOW ABOUT A LITTLE LIGHT? What a political season we are in this year! Politicians are slugging it out in a divided country. Caravans of people from Central American countries, formed and paid for by destructive political forces, are marching toward our borders demanding to be allowed to live in the United States and determined to enter even if they break our laws to get in. Former political leaders, who failed our country miserably while in office, are traveling the U.S. attempting to stir up trouble for those in office now and for those seeking to obtain positions of leadership. At the same time many of these people are advocating violence. And many politicians are working hard to “muddy the waters” so nobody really knows what to believe about their promised policies which are shrouded in darkness.
I believe it is time for Christians to really stand up and shed a little light in our country. In fact we need to shine a bright light into this seemingly dismal world. Jesus said, “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). Christians need to let their light shine in this world where God has placed us. We need to speak, live and vote the values God has given us in His Word and demonstrated for us in the life of His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. Our commitment to God and His values are more important than our commitment to a political party. Our God-like actions should be more important to us than those harassing and violent actions suggested by some of our politicians. As Christians, our assignment given by God is to let our light in Christ shine before the world and illuminate the dark places and sinister forces that surround us. So let the light of Jesus shine in our life and in our visit to the ballot box this election season.