Shine On You Crazy Diamond
“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” ~ Matthew 5:16
Okay so first let me admit to the fact that I was just going to call this writing “shine” and that I automatically started thinking about one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs and changed the title. It does actually fit in and if you’ll bear with me you’ll see.
As I’ve read through these pages of Inscription, both that I write and those by the rest of the team, it has made me think a lot about various circumstances in my life. When we submerse ourselves in God’s word it has a way of becoming a magnifying glass that we look at our lives and behavior through. We start to run things past it, some things even that we may have done or said for many years of our lives. Sometimes it can be something we are convicted of and others might just be a question of why.
One of the things I noticed was something I say in prayer almost every time. It is no doubt something that was in prayer with my family at a young age and has carried through into my own prayer life. The phrase I’m talking about that I pray most often is “Lord allow me to shine your light on others.”
I started thinking about what this really meant. So I went digging and honestly didn’t have to go far. There are so many scriptures that deal with this particular topic calling Christ the light of the world and how we as Christians are meant to portray that and be in fact identified by it.
So we are called to “shine” in His glory and be identified by it. In this world and in this day and age, we truly should shine like a crazy diamond. We are called out to be different in this world.
I write this not to bring people down, but to build us all up. Let us all shine HIS light to others. What a beacon we can all be to this world. Show your love and your light in Him. In the smallest aspect it can speak volumes. Let’s show the world what love and Christ are.
~ Kenny Stahl