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OPPORTUNITY TO SHINE
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. __Matthew 5:14__
0 ur life here is a short period at best, and what and whom are ,A, working for? And what will be the outcome of it all? … Whatever we are at heart will be revealed in character and will have an influence on those with whom we associate. Our words, our action are savor of life unto life or of death.And in the judgment we all be brought face with those whom we might have helped in right, safe paths by choice words, by counsel, if we had connection with God daily, and a living abiding interest in the saving of their soul.(Letter 27, May 29, 1892)
If those who knew the truth, the present truth for this time, would individually realize that a responsibility rests upon them to communicate to those who know not the truth, the light the Lord has graciously given them, they would more nearly meet the mind of Christ. They would be His light, penetrating the darkness of error which covers the religious world, and which is as dense as the darkness that enveloped the Jewish nation in the days of Christ.
Shall Seventh-day Adventists walk in the same path as did the Jewish nation? Shall the message to the Laodicean church be applicable to this people. Shall those who have seen great light, who have had large opportunities an many privileges, cease to do service as witnesses for Christ? Those who know the truth, but who feel no special burden to reveal corresponding works, will be like that servant who knew his Master’s will, but did it not. (Letter 35, January 1, 189
Every day we have an opportunity to reflect the light of Christ to those with whom we are in contact. So be ready to shine at home, in the workplace, grocery, store, or wherever we may be. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a shining light for Christ.