Inspirational Collections

Keep Shining

Matthew 24:13

“But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”

A young man of eighteen sat in our Bible Study Wednesday night. When our Pastor asked him a question about the culture of our Church, he said he loved that it was consistent. This young Man had been coming to the Church for several years, and reflects what has been modeled for him.

He is consistent and faithful in his commitment to God, Church attendance, and his career. Charles is already in management at a young age. He, myself, and our Church have watched our leaders, in good times, and times of pain and suffering be faithful and consistent.

I needed that model this week. I’m on the mend, but I’ve struggled with sickness this week. Yet, I’ve been blessed to keep going and be consistent through it all. While I am thankful for it, it’s not noble on my part, just following the example before me.

From my parents to my Pastor, I’ve watched as they continued when others either paused, or gave up entirely. They never did, they simply endured. They knew a few seconds lead to a minute, a group of minutes lead to an hour, which make a day. An a collection of days make up a lifetime.

We worry about facing tomorrow, yet Jesus said, tomorrow will be faced soon enough, He taught us to be faithful today. Yesterday is past, tomorrow is a maybe, now is your opportunity to shine. The sun’s brilliance isn’t in its capacity, but its continual endurance.

We are the Light Of the world, not the spotlight of the world, and not the blinker. Our role is not to flash, or to flare, it’s to shine. Like a candle, as long as their is oxygen, or breath in our bodies, keep shining, and don’t worry about what melts away. If we do, The Light will outlast both the wick, and the wax, and The Light Keeper will restore it all for those who endure to the end.

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