1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
When I woke up and began getting ready this morning, I could see the sun beginning to peak through the trees. It is like that every morning. Even if it’s cloudy, I can still see the light begin to shine. It has never changed in my entire 30 years of life. I began to remember before giving my life to God, I was in darkness. I needed light in my life. Just like he sent the sun to shed light on the earth, he would send a Christian to shed light on me. I began to think of how when I felt like I deserved to set in my darkness, that light would still draw me to it. It may have been a preacher or maybe just someone saying Jesus loves you. There was always that light. I realize now that each and everyone of us can be that light. When we rise and walk in Christ, we can be the light that a sinner whose world is covered in darkness needs. We can help them out of their sins and help them become a light. However, before we do this we have to rise. We have to get up and go to work. If you are a Christian, his glory is already upon you. All you have to do is move forward. You may think that it is not possible for you to be a light with your past, but God can use your past to show how powerful his grace is. So be that light for someone in need.