“Can I get you to give me a hand?” queried mother.
“Sure, what’s up? What do you need?” her daughter offered.
“I would like us to clean light fixtures today. You could help by taking down the glass globes. I will wash them and then you can put them back up again. Does that sound like a plan?” Mother instructively questioned.
“Okay,” daughter said as she dutifully chose the first fixture to disassemble.
Mother ran hot soapy water into her dish pan. The bubbles piled high in the sink as daughter handed her the first globes to come down. Mother soaked the glass shades to remove the greasy film with its coat of dust from them. She washed them gently, rinsed them thoroughly and set them in the dish drainer. With a quick drying strokes mother’s thirsty terrycloth dish towel took care of the finishing touches. Mother set the clean shades aside carefully and turned to tackle other dirty shades.
This routine included fixtures in the kitchen, dining room, two bedrooms, the office and the hallway. As the clean globes went back up into their proper positions, the clear brightness of the lighting came through brilliantly.
“What a pick-me-up light gives. Isn’t this nice?” mother said with a gleaming smile of satisfaction.
“It sure is,” daughter said as she screwed the last globe into its place.
“Those light bulbs keep shining strong. But when the dust gets in the way to shroud the light, it is harder to appreciate the bulb’s strength, don’t you think?” Mother pointed out. “There is a lesson here, I believe. Jesus is the Light of the world. His light is reflected through His children – those who have put their trust in Him. But when the dust of the world (or sin) settles on them, it is harder for the world to see Christ through them.”
I John 1:9 tells us that “If we confess our sins, He if faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
This lesson challenges us all to keep our lives (the lights) clean.
Reflecting light is demonstrated in our card, The Light Shines.