Thursday, March 27, 2008

Not only Ready, But Willing

Ye are the light of the world,(Matthew 5:14a kjv)

Students and Teacher in Public School Classroom
Students and Teacher in Public School Classroom

Two college students responded to God's call in very different ways while being taught by professors who did not believe in God.
  • One of the students diligently studied what the professor taught, always hesitant to mention her belief in God for fear of sacrificing her grade,
  • while the other student knew God was calling him to write his final paper on how to become a Christian, despite putting his grade in jeopardy.

At the end of the semester, the first student walked away with an A,
while the young man received an F on his paper, barely passing the class.

Some time later, the young man ran into his old professor and during their conversation she confessed to giving him an F because she was angry that he had tried to share the Gospel with her.

She also thanked him for taking that chance because his F paper led her to accept Christ as her Savior.

The A student still wonders with sadness about her professor.

It's not always easy to accept the task of shining in this dark world, but we may be the light that God has sent for a soul in need of a Savior; so we must not only be ready, we must be willing.
Two Candles by Keith Levit
Two Candles

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. (Unknown)

Dr. David Jeremiah

Let Your Light Shine,


MYSTI said...

How very true. Hearing God's voice and following it is hard sometimes. Letting his light shine through you , might be the only light seen by some though. Thank you for sharing this. Your blog is a blessing to many.

Anonymous said...

What an excellent post! We are to be a light, wherever the Lord plants us. I think of my beloved's bout with cancer ( and I see God's hand in it as He uses us to be a light to others! Good post!!


SweetAnnee said...

I'm gonna let mine shine too my sweet friend..
love you

Jan Parrish said...

What a great story. Thanks for shining your light.

Me said...

It reminds me of a powerful book I read. The Veritas Conflict. Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

I love that song. When my children were little I would take them to the 4:30 children's mass and that was one of the songs we used to sing.

HsKubes said...

Yes, true! Thank you for that challenge. May we be willing with boldness.

~ Christina

Maxine said...

You have the BEST pictures, Mimi. This is such a good post and such a lesson for our young people. I wish many of them could read it. Thanks for sharing it.

Dawn said...

What a wonderful story. I read Pilgrim's Progress when I was in high school, and wrote a paper on it. I also had other opportunities to give myh testimony in papers, and was quite bold in that way (though not so much verbally). My teacher wrote a note on one of my papers saying he was an atheist, he didn't agree with me, but honored me for saying what I believe. I have never forgotten that.

Daughter of the King said...

This was great. What it is all about.

Cathy said...

That story was really something, Mimi. We need to be obedient to the Lord. I loved the candle picture.

Sharon said...

That is a great story! That young man was amazing! I want to be bold like that. Thanks for sharing!

Hugs, Sharon

jennifer said...

Great post Mimi. Sacrifice is what that says to me.


Mary said...

Some put their light under a bushel while others let it shine. Awesome post. Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said...

Amen, another great post. Thanks Mimi.