by Chris Surber
8/06/2008 / Christian Living
When I was a kid growing up in Northern California, one of my favorite places to visit was Mirror Lake in Yosemite Valley. Mirror Lake gets its name from the fact that from the right perspective and during the right time of year, it proudly displays a spectacular reflection of Mt. Watkins. The mountain is flawlessly reflected in the lake! In the Gospel of Mathew, Jesus admonishes us to let the light of the love of God which is inside of us shine so that others will see it and give glory to God.
The light which is inside of us is the light of that love which God expressed at the Cross. As we draw near to the Cross this Lenten Season, let us consider the breadth of God's love and mercy which was demonstrated at the Cross in the person of Jesus Christ. God's love shouts to us from Cross, "Come all you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest!" God's love shouts through us to a world in need of mercy and grace as we allow our lives to reflect the love of God that was demonstrated at the Cross just as Mirror Lake reflects the mountain!
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 5:16 ESV)
Chris Surber is the Pastor of First Congregational Church of Peru, Illinois. A graduate of Liberty Theological Seminary, he is known for his compassion for people and his passion in the pulpit.
Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.com
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW
Read more articles by Chris Surber
Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program.
Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer