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Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States

Shining In the Darkness

Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”

One of the most amazing things about mankind’s successful landing on the moon is its context.  It didn’t come in the midst of peace or prosperity … just the opposite.  It came during a profound period of turbulence in American history.  As Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon, turmoil was the defining characteristic of the American experience. 

In 1969, war raged in southeast Asia.  During that year, over 11,000 Americans died in combat during the Vietnam War. Meanwhile back at home, protests spread across college campuses.  Things seemed dark for our nation.  Yet, the singularly amazing event of Apollo 11 shed a bright light that provided a stark contrast to the prevailing darkness.

Regardless of what we think about our current context, there is something we can do about it.  Even if we think that things seem dark for our nation, our testimonies can shed bright lights to provide a stark contrast to the prevailing darkness.  By letting our light shine before men, those around us can see our good works and glorify our Father which is in heaven.

More importantly, we can share the ultimate source of light to those around us – our Lord and Savior. In Him is life; and that life is the light of men.  That light shineth in darkness.  He sheds a bright and overwhelming light that provides a stark contrast to the prevailing darkness.

PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO PROVIDE A STARK CONTRAST TO OUR SURROUNDING WORLD.  The world needs the light that shineth in the darkness.

ADMIN NOTE:  I will take a few weeks off from new PLUS posts, and will be back on August 3rd.  Please continue to pray daily and fervently for our nation.

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  • Esther 4:14—
    "and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"

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