God is an ever present light in the world. The only way to avoid God’s presence is by intention or ignorance. God is merciful to the latter, but unforgiving to the former because “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more” (Luke 12:48).
As Christians, God granted us his Word, our Lord Jesus Christ, to fill our hearts with life, joy, and goodwill so that we would be free from death, despair, and evil. Through his Son, he demanded that “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39). In addition, he demanded that we “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
God’s commands are clear as the clearest water. It is our obligation to intentionally – guided by the Holy Spirit – do all three with fortitude, even if at times we fall short. For through us is how God shines his light on the unaware so they too can be entrusted with the Word.
God, I give my heart to you this day; may you will it to please you
Have a blessed day!!!