Saturday, October 5, 2013

Shedding Some Light


I did something for the first time ever this week.  I went to the dentist in Ghana.  My husband has been to a couple different dentists to try to find the cleanest facility.  He has made several trips to the dentist, but it was my first time.  It was quite an experience. 

We arrived and went to a seat to wait in line.  Everyone has to have a card to be checked in.  So that was the first step.  Since my husband has been there several times and had already made friends with everyone, they did all of the legwork for me.  I just sat and waited.  Just after we got checked in, the power went off.  This dentist’s office is part of the main hospital in our city.  You would think that the main hospital would be firing up a generator right away.  But, everyone just sat there waiting for the light to come back on.  We waited and waited some more.  My husband explained that the hospital did have a generator that was donated by another country, but they had no fuel to run the generator; so, it just sits there.  After waiting a while, we decided that we would leave and come back the next day.

The next day, the power was on.  We were first in line to be seen by the dentist.  As they were seating me in the dental chair, they were taping a flashlight to their overhead light.  Apparently the overhead light had quit working; so, they just taped a flashlight on to the overhead arm.  I got tickled when the dentist was saying, “Light, light!” to his assistant. She had to reach over and turn the flashlight on for him.  What a difference that little bit of light made!

Later, I thought more about that light.  Just as that flashlight made a difference in that room, what a difference the light of Jesus makes in a dark world.  How many people are just sitting there in the dark waiting for the Light?

Matthew 5:14-15 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Each time that a soul is won to Jesus, it is like reaching over and turning that flashlight on.  Are you shedding some light? 

Until next week, keep your sunny side up!

4 comments:

Lou Ann Keiser said...

I was laughing about the power situation, and then I was sobered by your analogy. Excellent and a blessing! God bless you!

Called to Make the Difference said...

Thank you for sharing this! What a great comparison! I have enjoyed reading this blog (I'm friends with Carole Shull, so that is how I found it), and it's been such a blessing to read all that has been shared. Have a blessed day!

In the service of the King,
Heather Smith
Is. 6:8

Jen said...

Loved this analogy!

ginger said...

What a blessing! You have such a sunny side up attitude. Thanks!