Leave the Light On
hi there and thanks for joining us for today's encouragement from the Our Daily Bread devotional it was written by Katara Patton and she titled it leave the light on
 a hotel chains commercial featured one little building standing amidst a dark knight nothing else was around the only light in the scene came from a small lamp near the door on the porch of the building the bull cast enough illumination for a visitor to walk up the steps and into the building their commercial ended with the phrase we'll leave the light on for you
 a porch light is akin to a welcome sign reminding weary Travelers that there's a comfortable place still open or they can stop and rest the light invites those passing by to come on in and escape from the dark weary Journey Jesus says the lives of those who believe in him should resemble that of a welcoming light he told his followers you are the light of the world a town built on a hill cannot be hidden as Believers we're to illuminate a dark world as he directs and empowers US Others May see our good deeds and glorify Our Father in heaven and as we leave our lights on they will feel welcome to come to us to learn more about the one true light of the world Jesus
 in a weary and Dark World his light always remains on have you left your light on as Jesus shines through you today Others May see and begin radiating his light to
 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 hid in neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl instead they put it on a stand and it gives light to everyone 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 Jesus help us to shine brightly so that others are drawn to you
 help us to always be seeking out those who need you and be ready to share our faith and the hope we have in you thank you Lord it's in your name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Tony Collier and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries