Thursday, 3rd Week of Lent March 12th
Kelsey Kierce C ‘16
Light Up The Darkness
“Faithfulness has disappeared;
the word itself is banished from their speech.” Jer 7:28
Jeremiah is speaking of a nation that has turned away from God. God recounts all that He has provided for His people, yet He says that His people still do not listen to Him. His people still do not follow His ways. If we look around at our world today, how often do we hear God’s name spoken? In our media, how often are stories covered that involve someone living out their faith? How often is faithfulness spoken? It is easy to get discouraged with the answers to these questions. The Word itself does seem banished from our speech. It is hard to speak about our faith in God in a world that tries so hard to suppress faith. But if we do not speak up, then we are a part of the problem. How often do I speak God’s name? How often do I share with others what it means to live out my faith? I know my answers to these questions are not satisfying. It is easy to point fingers at other people in today’s culture, but we often forget to look at ourselves.
During this Lenten season, we must reflect on all that God has provided for us. As Good Friday gets closer, we must recognize that Jesus gave His life for us. Are we willing to give any part of our life to Him? In this world where faithfulness often seems to have disappeared, we must be the light. We must use God’s name, and use it loudly. For it is through us that He works. It is through our witness that others can come to know God. We are the ones who can bring faithfulness back to society.
Lord, I am sorry for the times I forget all You have done for me. Help me to recognize Your never-ending love, and to live out my life as You call me to live it. Please help me to be a light in the darkness. Amen.