When she left my home, I saw disco-like lights bounce around me. “It must by my sparkly belt,” she said. We both laughed, shared another quick conversation about life, frustration, and Jesus, and parted.
Later that day, the sparkle lights twirled around me. They hadn’t been a result of my friend’s belt. No…they emanated from this (duh!) disco-ball necklace I wore that day.
I’d spent the entire day being sparkly without knowing it.
I believe that’s the way our lives are. We get so caught up in the doings of life, our concerns block out our recognition of sparkle.
But here’s the truth: YOU SPARKLE. Yes, you, the person reading this post. Light dances around you, bounces off you, flits and flickers until it hits the others you touch.
Don’t believe me? Jesus said so. “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father” (Matthew 5:14-16).
You are the light.
Your light touches others.
You might feel like you’re in darkness, groping along life’s path, stressed to the max. That may be true, but the greater truth is this: you are never, ever in darkness because the light of Jesus is within and without you, bouncing light and love everywhere.
Settle that truth into your soul right now. Drink it in. Absorb that light. Rest in it.
You are the light all of us so desperately need.
So shine, shine, shine.
What prevents you from believing your sparkliness?