Pure Light

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There is no greater benefit we can have from the radiance of God's Light. And there is no clearer focus for our brand new Christ-given eyes.

Read Luke 11:29-36

In this reading we find Jesus shining a bright light on a dark generation – and in doing so, emphasizing the amazing effect the right kind of Light can have.  Starting in verse 34, let's first hear Jesus' words on the importance of pure light.

"Your eye is a lamp for your body.  A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul.  But an evil eye shuts out the light and plunges you into darkness.  Make sure that the light you think you have is not really darkness."  Luke 11:34, 35  

God's pure light.  It can only shine through our pure eyes.  It’s been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul.  And if those windows are dark and dirty, then it is impossible for us to shine God's perfect Light.  That's when we start to realize that we not only need illumination… we need a window cleaner.  Someone to clean those hard-to-reach places that no human hand can touch.  But Jesus takes it further than that.

Jesus, God's Son, died on the Cross for one purpose only – not to clean your old windows – to give you new ones.  A new beginning.  A fresh start.  A clear pathway for God's perfect Light.  And as we see in verse 36, the end result will be brighter than we could ever imagine.

If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight is shining on you.  Luke 11:36

If you are filled with God's Light, you will be flooded with His goodness.  Recently someone passed along a poem to me by John Paul Moore that beautifully captures this truth.  Enjoy…

DRINKING FROM MY SAUCER

I've never made a fortune, and it's probably too late now.
But I don't worry about that much, I'm happy anyhow.
And as I go along life's way, I'm reaping better than I sowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer, 'cause my cup has overflowed.

Haven't got a lot of riches, and sometimes the going's tough.

But I've got loving ones around me, and that makes me rich enough.

I thank God for His blessings, and the mercies He's bestowed.

I'm drinking from my saucer, 'cause my cup has overflowed.

O, Remember times when things went wrong, my faith wore somewhat thin.

But all at once the dark clouds broke, and sun peeped through again.
So Lord, help me not to gripe about the tough rows that I've hoed.

I'm drinking from my saucer, 'cause my cup has overflowed.

If God gives me strength and courage, when the way grows steep and rough.
I'll not ask for other blessings, I'm already blessed enough.
And may I never be too busy, to help others bear their loads.

Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer, 'cause my cup has overflowed.

To overflow with God's goodness… or more importantly, to overflow with God.  There is no greater benefit we can have from the radiance of God's Light. And there is no clearer focus for our brand new Christ-given eyes. 

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