Opportunities to Shine
welcome to the days in Courage meant from our daily bread Allison keto wrote today's devotion and she titled it opportunities to shine
 in March 2020 while walking his dog in New York City Central Park Whitney I retired Financial expert saw trucks stacks of tarps and white tents each bearing a cross and the name of a charity he'd never heard of before when he discovered the group was building a field hospital for his fellow New Yorkers with covid-19 he asked if he could help for weeks despite differing faiths and politics he and his family pitched in wherever they could witness stated every single person I've met has been a genuinely nice person and he applauded the fact that no one was paying them to help my city in our hour of deep deep need in response to the tremendous needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic unlikely Partners in service were brought together and Believers in Jesus were given new opportunities to share Christ Light with others in his Sermon on the Mount Jesus taught his followers
 the let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds we shine Christ Light by letting the spirit guide us in loving kind and good words and actions and we allow the light we received from Jesus to shine clearly in our daily lives we also glorify Our Father in heaven
 this day and every day may we shine for Christ as he helps us be Salt and Light in a world that desperately needs him
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Matthew chapter 5 verses 13 through 16
 you are the salt of the earth but if the salt loses its saltiness how can it be made salty again it is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot you are the light of the world a town built on a hill cannot be hidden neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to every one in the house in the same way let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in Heaven
let's pray dear Jesus help us to shine your light and all that we say and do today and everyday thank you Lord It's in Jesus name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Rochelle traube and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries