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    Follow the Gleam

    By Mark Roth on February 3, 2009 at 10:05 am

    But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
    1 John 1:7

    A visitor to the great annual flower exhibition in London saw that one of the prizes was taken by a magnificent bloom of a geranium in an old tin can. It was exhibited by a small child from an apartment building which had no garden. One of the judges asked the little girl about the success of her flower. She simply related that a lady had given her a slip from a geranium plant. Retrieving an old can from a trash barrel, she scraped off the dirt without and within, filled it with soil, and planted the slip in it. “Then,” said the little girl, “in the morning I put it in the east window, and in the afternoon I removed it to the west window; I just keep it in the sun.”

    We all “walked in darkness” (Isaiah 9:2), like the can in the trash barrel, but Jesus has lifted us out of the “horrible pit.” We must allow God to scrape off the dirt without and within ourselves and plant new life within. We must “fear [God’s] name and then shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up. . .” (Malachi 4:2).

    Jude exhorts us to “keep ourselves in the love of God.” God is the light and by following Him, we are made radiant. Others will then ask how this can be in such a dark world. Our answer should be in Jesus’ own words, “I [Jesus] am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness” (John 12:46).

    “He that followeth me. . .shall have the light of life.”

    Excerpted from: Beside the Still Waters — Volume Two

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