Shine baby shine

Have you ever heard someone say about a person, “When God made him He broke the mold”? Even though it is said we all have a “Doppelgänger”, our look-alike twin, when you and I were made the mold was broken, there is only one you.

I believe that when each of us is born we have a mission in life that only we can accomplish. I don’t mean things like building an Ark to save the human race, or leading the Children of Israel across the desert to the Promised Land. I think that if Noah or Moses had failed to do what God instructed them to do then another person would have been raised up to do the job, because it had to be done! I am speaking of the things in your life, the people whom you touch that you may be the only person who will care enough or have the wisdom to reach out to help.

When I was nine-months old I survived a car crash where I was thrown from a bed in the back seat of the car through the glass wind-shield where I was found on a bed of broken glass shards only inches away from falling off into a river bed hundreds of feet beneath a bridge in the mountains of West Virginia. There was a death notice in the Logan, West Virginia paper the next day saying that three people were killed when the car in which they were riding hit the abutment of a bridge. I wonder at times what the special purpose in my life has been, why was my life spared? Was it to sing and play the organ in church, to teach a class of people lessons from the Bible, to pray for people in a prayer meeting, or was it to raise two children who have become fine up-standing citizens, one a wonderful mother who is raising two children of her own, or a son who is a Chiropractor who works on people with his healing hands because he really cares about them and not just the money that their visit might earn him?

In the past few years I thought that I was spared in that car crash to care for my parents as they aged and finally be with each of them at the moment each of them walked into eternity.

The theme of my dad’s whole ministry was summed up in the title of the song he called his “theme song”, “If I can help somebody” as I pass along. All the times that God spared his life, including that car crash, benefited so many people whom he reached out to help and to my knowledge he never refused anyone.

I got a message from one of my readers in which she said she had a dream about me in which I was standing in a dark corner of a room, I started to speak asking, “who is in your corner?” As I spoke my corner became bright and then the whole room was brightened! When I read that I said, “Wow, what a wonderful dream! I would like to think that of all the things I have done in my life, that would be the thing I would cherish most, the ability to bring light to someone who is in the dark spiritually, a laugh to someone who is feeling depressed, or to help to one who is need.”

Who is in my corner that can bring the desire to brighten the world around me to pass in my life?

John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.  And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”

Jesus is my light and my life and so if He is my example, I cannot allow myself to get discouraged if people misunderstand me or do not “comprehend my light”, I am not so conceited as to think people would treat me as light when they didn’t see it in Jesus the Christ the Son of the living God, so when I feel ignored, slighted, looked-over, I remember that Jesus gave His life for the very people who nailed him to the cross so maybe I shouldn’t take myself quite so seriously, right?

If there is no one else like me then I hope I am doing my job right and if it is to be a light to you or someone else I want to shine as a lighthouse shining over the rough waters guiding ships to the safety of the shore. So on this Saturday before Valentines Day, make someone’s day brighter and shine!

3 Replies to “Shine baby shine”

  1. Harolene, you brighten my life. I was 12 days old when the car I was riding in from Georgia, the place of my birth to Chicago where my parents had lived for 3 years, was knocked off a bridge to the very edge of the water. I was the only passenger not hurt. Sometimes I am amazed by our similarities. Raised in the Word of God.

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  2. Awesome word, Sista! YOU made such an impression on me when God joined us “in the beginning” that made me want what you had/have!! We were so young, but you made all who knew you, want to know Him! Yes! I wanted that “Light” I saw shining in you…when you smiled, sang, and played the piano in worship of your King and Lord. I saw / see Jesus in you!

    Like Sharalee Lucas’ song:

    “I see Jesus in your eyes and it makes me love Him; I feel Jesus in your touch and I know He cares; I hear Jesus in your voice and it makes me listen… And I trust you with my love because you’re His… I see Him …. I see Him in you!”

    So, your purpose and calling is obvious… Just keep on “shining.” (Matthew 2: 9-11). Like the star in the east…shining (pointing) the way to the King of Kings…and Lord of Lords.

    Love and (((hugs))),
    Phyllis

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    1. Oh Phyllis those words mean more from you than they could from anyone else for all the obvious reasons and many (((hugs))) to you ❤️💥

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