The Light is Always On

During the pandemic, our family ate at home most of the time.

Some days we would support our favorite local restaurants by ordering takeout. 

But otherwise, this girl was putting in overtime as the family’s short order cook. 

If you have teenage boys, there is no further explanation needed.

Sometime during my cooking and baking extravaganza, my oven light mysteriously would not turn off.

My husband and I searched the owner’s manual and online for a solution, as no repairmen were permitted to come into homes at that point.

And when we could not fix the problem, we just concluded that eventually the lightbulb would burn out.

So the light stayed on.

And after a while, though I am in the kitchen everyday, I didn’t even notice the light anymore.

That was six months ago.

And the light is still on.

Yesterday, as I walked past the oven for the upteenth time to pour my coffee, I heard this whisper.

The light is always on.

I love how our God finds the most amazing ways to speak a message into my heart.

The meaning in the malfunction.

His Light is always on.

There are many times I walk through my day, not noticing that the Light of the world is shining.

A light that was meant for you and for me.

“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”  

John 8:12 NLT

His Light is always on.

Even when I forget it is there.

It does not matter how much time passes.

His light never burns out.

And His light not only shines for us, but through us.

As believers, we are called to share that light with a world filled with darkness.

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 NLT

Friends, my prayer for us all today is that we do not walk past the Light, but embrace it and share it with others.

The Light is always on.