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Join Date: Apr 2010
What A Difference!
WHAT A DIFFERENCE!
By Marion Smith
Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men
The new stained glass windows in our church are exquisite. Each
Sunday I admire their majestic beauty. The colors glow so vibrantly
and the pictures depict one wonderful biblical scene or another.
Recently, when I attended an evening service, I saw things
from a new perspective. When I walked toward the church my eyes were
drawn to the round stained glass window high upon the building. The
stars were shining and the moon was full, but their beauty was not as
amazing as the sight of the stained glass window illuminated by the
interior lights of the church. The glow was intense and it was a
truly beautiful sight.
When I entered the church I settled in the pew and glanced
at the side stained glass windows. They were dark and forlorn,
showing no beauty at all.The magnificent colors and the story told
with each window were obliterated from my sight. Of course! There was
no light shining through them ! I knew they were compiled of many
beautiful pieces of cut glass ,
perfectly fitted together to depict a special Bible story. But knowing
what compiled them and seeing their beauty display (in the daylight)
were two different things .
Likewise, a person can have a colorful and well put
together life. But if Jesus doesn't live within them, they will not
have the proper light to shine through them to illuminate their
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