A stovetop burner. No, I didn’t take a picture so you’d see how dirty my burner is. This burner has a story. It has a broken pilot light. That means that it will release gas but it won’t ignite the gas and produce a flame. Let me take it a step further, that means it seeps something out but never produces something visible. When it’s not ignited, that gas can produce death to those around but when it’s ignited (visible) it can produce life. How often are we as Christians allowing ourselves to be a visible flame to the world. We can speak the Word of God to the world (seep gas) and it can actually do more harm than good because we’re not living it (showing a visible flame). The world doesn’t need another word spoken in it, there are enough words spoken every day. The world needs something different, the world needs a flame giving flame!
God, your Word says that I am to be a light unto the world. Ignite your light within my life so that I’m not just speaking out Your Word but living it out. So that others can see the change You’ve made in my life. So that others can see that the teaching Your Son Jesus shared while on earth we’re not just teachings but a new way of living, the only way to experience life. Amen