Monday, November 16, 2009

Tell Them and Some Will Believe

Let me tell you about a flashlight I found recently. It was in one of my cabinets. It is a large one. I found it the other day after several months of not using it and when I tried to shine it I discovered it did not work. The light did not come on, not even a faint glow, nothing. I knew that I had put new batteries in it, so I figured the batteries had run out of power. I unscrewed the lid and tried to take out the batteries but they would not come out. I started shaking and shaking and shaking. What a mess! I had battery acid all over the place. Those batteries that I put in were new when I put them in, but now they are badly corroded.

Batteries are not designed to be idle. They are designed to be used. I opened up that flashlight and inside it was terribly corroded. There was stuff all over on the inside, the walls, the switches, the springs, the light bulb, were covered with battery acid and corrosion. The flashlight became useless. Isn't that how we are? God has designed us to be the light of the world. We were not created to be in a safe environment, warm and snuggly. We were designed to cast light amid the darkness. - Dave Strem


Pastor Rev. Ray E. Owens said...

GOOD LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ronald said...





Awesome analogy. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 (KJV)

Brother: Wilson

Pastor Kraig L. Pullam said...

Again, as always, you've provided me with incredible inspiration. My hope and earnest desire is that your mind continues to flow with creative and clear thoughts of inspiration and reflection. Man...I can't wait to one day hear you proclaim the Word in person!