In prayer this beautiful morning, I was praying for the lost and asked God to cause them to be in the presence of some “well lit” Christians today. The thinking being that they would notice the light and be drawn to it. But today, God gave me a different view of that concept.
I asked God to have those traveling the wide path, “For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” Matthew 7:13, to cross paths with those on the path of righteousness, the narrow path, (verse 14). As the lost travel the wide path with othrs lik themselves, they won’t know there’s any difference. They may think that because there’s so many on this path, it’s the only or right way to go.
However, when they look up ahead and see the bright light path crossing their darkness, they may want to, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Paslm 34:8. I pray that they’ll see the contrast between their dark road and our bright one and be drawn onto the narrow path. And how would they see this tomorrow? We who are traveling our bright path, following the will of God, will be shining as we cross paths with them. At work, at school, at the grocery store, on the sidewalk, in the neighborhood, wherever we go. “You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:14.