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Opportunities to Shine

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October 30, 2022 8:00 pm

Opportunities to Shine

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October 30, 2022 8:00 pm

In March of 2020, while walking his dog in New York City’s Central Park, Whitney, a retired financial expert, saw trucks, stacks of tarps, and white tents, each bearing a cross and the name of a charity he’d never heard of before. When he discovered the group was building a field hospital for his fellow New Yorkers with COVID-19, he asked if he could help. For weeks, he and his family pitched in wherever they could, despite differing faiths and politics. Whitney stated, “Every single person I’ve met has been a genuinely nice person.” And he applauded the fact that no one was paying them to “help my city in our hour of deep, deep need.”

In response to the tremendous needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic,  unlikely partners in service were brought together, and believers in Jesus were given new opportunities to share Christ’s light with others. In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught His followers to “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds” (Matthew 5:16). We shine Christ’s light by letting the Spirit guide us in loving, kind, and good words and actions (see Galatians 5:22–23). When we allow the light we’ve received from Jesus to shine clearly in our daily lives, we also “glorify our Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

This day and every day may we shine for Christ, as He helps us be His salt and light in a world that desperately needs Him.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread.

Allison Keita wrote today's devotion, and she titled it, Opportunities to Shine. In March 2020, while walking his dog in New York City's Central Park, Whitney, a retired financial expert, saw trucks, stacks of tarps and white tents, each bearing a cross and the name of a charity he'd never heard of before. When he discovered the group was building a field hospital for his fellow New Yorkers with COVID-19, he asked if he could help. For weeks, despite differing faiths and politics, he and his family pitched in wherever they could. Whitney stated, every single person I've met has been a genuinely nice person.

And he applauded the fact that no one was paying them to help my city in our hour of deep, deep need. In response to the tremendous needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, unlikely partners in service were brought together, and believers in Jesus were given new opportunities to share Christ's light with others. In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught his followers to let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds. We shine Christ's light by letting the Spirit guide us in loving, kind, and good words and actions. When we allow the light we've received from Jesus to shine clearly in our daily lives, we also glorify our Father in Heaven. This day and every day, may we shine for Christ as he helps us be salt and light in a world that desperately needs him. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional scripture reading is from Matthew, Chapter 5, Verses 13-16. You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?

It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 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. Let's pray. Dear Jesus, help us to shine your light in all that we say and do today and every day. Thank you, Lord. It's in Jesus' name we pray. Amen. Thanks for listening today. My name is Rachelle Trowb, and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries.
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