A pinpoint of light isn’t much, but in a dark place it can shine brighter than day. We are God’s pinpoints of light, meant to light the way for others who abide in the darkness of their soul.
Eternal Perspectives by Sally Bair
A friend recently had a vision that caused me to take note of God’s immensity. She saw, within her soul, a huge map of the world, so huge it covered her vision. The only light she saw came from a tiny dot, like a pinpoint, positioned directly on our prayer group and spanning from us to God in heaven.
In a heartbeat, I perceived God as viewing the entire world but pinpointing each one of us, as small and insignificant as we appeared. His light illuminates us so we can be a reflection of Himself. The picture of God as light, in size, strength and power, is more than we can comprehend. When we see the enormous mountaintops compared to our Midwest flatlands, when we visualize the power of the sea against our little lakes, we get a glimpse of God’s power and light. And when we consider the light He sent to the Bethlehem manger, powerful enough to guide shepherds and magi, it can cause us to tremble before Him.
We seemingly insignificant beings need not fear, however. He promises to care for us and light our way through the dark influences of this world. “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?” (Psalm 27:1) As God looks down at His enormous creation, He considers us valuable enough to guide us through anything we face.
Jesus is our main source of light. He calls Himself the light of the world. He also calls us to be reflections of His greater light. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)
God has given all of His followers the job to reflect His light. As His pinpoint of light shines into our lives, we can reflect it into the world’s darkness.
Lord, thank You for shining Your light of love and salvation on us. By Your strength and power, help us follow Your command to reflect Your light outside ourselves so others will see You. In Jesus’ name, amen.