Friday, September 29, 2006

The Centurion

No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secrecy that will not be known and come to light. Take care, then, how you hear. To anyone who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he seems to have will be taken away.

I was talking with a close friend about a series of recent setbacks...stubborn outbursts really, that both Jillian and have embraced throughout the summer. He reminded me of the Centurian whose faith was so great, yet so humble, that Christ testifies as to this gentile's belief.

Well, I've lacked that humility, and it's time to get some. Time to tackle the big issues and uncover my light. There is no sense having this candle burn within me if I simply smother it slowly.

As the weekend draws near, let's raise our hearts and minds to Christ and ask him to send the Spirit onto and into us, so that what we do these next few days will reverberate in the halls of heaven.