At the end of a movie, I remain seated and watch the credits. I marvel at all the people it took to make a two-hour movie. The people in the credits probably think no one cares. But not me. I care. I like to pick out a name and think, “Hey, Clint Robertson’s assistant pet coordinator #3, I bet you thought nobody would see your name down there at the bottom of the list but nice job, pal.”

And one day when I get to heaven, God is going say, “Hey, Prescott, suburban father of two, I bet you thought nobody saw you down there. You were a humble servant and I saw your light shine every day. Even when you didn’t feel like it. Good job, pal.”

Not that it will be all my doing. I accepted Christ as my Savior, so He gets the credit. His light shines through me, despite of my human nature. But having His Spirit inside me helps me to want to do His will and I am glad to do my part as a witness of His love. I hope everyone reading this feels that way as well. Heaven will be more than worth all we went through down here.

Did you know that you share a birthday with at least 9 million other people? You might think you are insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but to God, you are a pretty big deal. He loves you like you are the only person on earth.

So let your light shine because it will warm someone’s heart when you pass on the love God has put in your heart and treat them like they matter.

Heavenly Father, thank you for seeing me and giving me the choice to let my light shine for you. Give me the strength to show your love to others even when I am not feeling like it. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Go Deeper — Think of one person at work, school, church, or in your neighborhood who could use a kind word and make it a point to speak light into their life this week.

Tags: Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5
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