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Light in the Midst of a Dark World

Friday, July 10, 2015

A few weeks ago Jerri and I were blessed to be able to make a trip to Europe. This was a wonderful gift from friends acknowledging our retirement. It was an amazing trip to several European countries.

As you know Europe is becoming more and more secular. It is sad to say, but the United States is close of the heels of Europe, spiritually. In Europe many of the churches are simply places where people gather for special events. But they are not places used for worship on a regular basis. In fact some of the people we met identified themselves as "pagans". And they made that identification as easily as we say we are "Okies" or "Texans". One may easily see that Europe is becoming a very dark part of our world.

But the day we were leaving Europe to come home we experienced a light in the midst of all of the darkness. As we walked through Heathrow Airport in London I heard the sweetest sound I had heard in a while. I heard the sound of someone playing the piano. It was a simple melody. It was not an arrangement of music that was complicated. But it was being performed very well. The song I heard was the great gospel song, "I Have Decided To Follow Jesus". Then I saw who was producing this angelic music. In the middle of a busy, world wide airport, a little off of the primary walk way, was a beautiful grand piano. Seated at this instrument was a young girl. She was about 14 or 15 years old. She was dressed very modestly. Her hair was long. Her skirt graciously covered her down to at least mid-calf. There she sat on that piano bench playing, "I Have Decided To Follow Jesus". Without knowing it she was a light in a dark world. As people hurried to their departure gate she was witnessing her desire to follow the Lord Jesus. As people busily walked by dragging luggage there was this lovely young lady expressing her heart to follow the Lord.

Friends, we live in a dark world. You have been called to be the light of the world. As people hurry through life dragging all of the cares of living with them you have an opportunity to express that you are going to follow Jesus. I pray today you will be the light of Christ in some individuals life. As the world slips into darkness continue to express that you will follow Jesus. You will be a blessing to people you do not even know. Keep following Jesus my friends. I will never hear "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus" without thinking of that young girl who was light in a dark world for just a few seconds.


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