>> Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Friday night we had a small gathering in our home celebrating the first anniversary of living in our new home. On one of my trips to the kitchen to get something, I watched a hilarious routine unfold.
A friend was standing in the kitchen by the laundry room doorway, talking intently with someone. Occasionally he would make some movement … and the laundry room light would come on. With no break in the conversation, his hand would reach into the laundry room to turn the light off. Another movement from him and the light was back on. He never took a break in his conversation to check out the light switch and understand what was happening, just repeatedly tried to turn the light off.
I continued with my hostess duties and left him to fight the light battle on his own.
But I’ve been thinking about what happened. The light refused to stay off. If someone was within its sensing distance, it turned on.
Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. Matthew 5:14 (MSG)