Saturday, April 11, 2015

Be the Light

What does it mean to BE THE LIGHT and why did we choose this name?

Sadly, the world we live in today is full of tragedy, sin, and darkness.  There is not much about this dim dwelling in itself that gives us as a human race much hope.  To the contrary, there is our Lord, Jesus Christ, that is our light and salvation.  In Him is where we find love, grace, hope, and restoration.  Jesus said, "I am the Light of the World.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but have the light of life." (John 8:12)  We live in a dark place, but are given light  when we choose to follow Jesus.

The question we had to ask ourselves this enough?  Is it enough to just follow and receive the gift of life?  It used to be for us.  God had to bring us each through separate trials that brought us to places of complete brokenness before we were able to crack down the walls of our old selves and let His light shine through.  Be the Light Project's name was inspired by Matthew 5:16 which states, "Let your light so SHINE before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven."  You see, God doesn't just want us to receive His light, he wants us to BE THE LIGHT!  It's a daily choice to shine and do good works for His Kingdom.  

We created this little shop in hopes that it would be a means for us to reach out and do something for others when we see a need and also to help fund an adoption.  We give it completely over to God and pray that He will be glorified in each decision and product that is made.  We are excited to see where He takes it!

"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light.  For the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth." (Ephesians 5:8-9)

Andrea & April