Plugged In and Turned On
Letting Your Light Shine
A lamp and an extension cord
Let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
I am sure that you all know the song, "This Little Light of Mine." I want you to help me sing that song this morning. While we sing it, I’m going to hold this light up and let it shine all around. (Sing the song, but the light doesn’t shine) I wonder what is wrong my light isn’t shining. (Someone will probably notice that it isn’t plugged in.) Oh, here is the problem, my light wasn’t plugged in.
Let’s try it again. (Sing the song, but the light still doesn’t shine.) Well, I wonder what the problem is now? (Someone may suggest that the light wasn’t turned on.) Oh, here is the problem, my light wasn’t turned on. Let’s try it one more time. (Sing the song again and this time the light will shine.)
The Bible tells us that we should let our light shine. Before our light will shine, we must be plugged in and turned on. We must be plugged in to God’s power supply and we must be turned on for Jesus. When we invite Jesus into our heart, we have the power. When we come to Church to worship and praise Him and study His Word, we get turned on for Jesus. When we are plugged in and turned on, our light will shine.
Dear Lord, we want our light to shine. We ask you to help us to remember that we need to be plugged in to your power and we need to be turned on for Jesus. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.