Re-Inventing the 2-Step

Today's scripture:

Jesus said: You are the light of the world. A city 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 men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5: 14-16

The majority of my decade-plus work as a Registered Nurse was doing Homecare and Hospice. I loved that job but it did have its drawbacks, common to woman.

We (nurses) were sent into every type of house/home. A person's chart would warn us about bugs so we knew to follow protocol. It's when I saw them on my shoes that I invented the Cockroach 2-step. It had a 'kick' to it if you know what I mean. In one home I went into the kitchen to check the medicine box. When I turned on the light, a critter cascade flowed down looking for dark corners.

On a fishing trip in Michigan I fell down a hill in the dark while taking freshly cooked fish to a new friend. In the Biblical days of Jesus, few traveled at night. We fall short imagining how dark it was then. The Bible is full of light vs. dark references.

John 1:5 states this:

The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. Another version has this for the ending: The darkness did not comprehend it.

Is there light in your life, or only darkness?

Jesus said "WE are the light of the world and to let our light shine before men (and women), that they might see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.

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