22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.
23 “But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
Matthew 6:22-23 (NKJV)
By Bro. John L. Cash
About the time winter was beginning, Susan said we needed to redecorate the house. “Everything looks drab, faded, and dingy” she said. “And the rooms are always so dark. It wouldn’t hurt if we had some different light bulbs.”
So, being the ever-diligent (and frugal) husband I am (and not wanting to remodel the interior of our home) I waited for my moment. When Susan went to Little Rock to visit her mother for a few days, I sat down to research light bulbs. It was no small task; I was amazed at the number of options available these days.
I finally decided to purchase “GE Reveal LED Bulbs” for all the lamps and light fixtures throughout the house. These bulbs have a wider, warmer spectrum than conventional bulbs, more like natural sunlight. They aren’t cheap, but they’re gorgeous. I could hardly wait for Susan to get back from Arkansas to see if she noticed the difference.
The results were immediate and remarkable, and Susan was very pleased. The bulbs reduce the yellow tones, making a room look less sallow — while giving, reds, blues, and violets a definite “pop.” We’ve gotten a lot of compliments — and it’s definitely less expensive than hiring a decorator.
Have you ever noticed how much Jesus talks about light? He even says He is the Light of the world. Light is necessary for life, and without it, we all would be blind. Light gives us the ability to see things, and better light helps us see things more clearly.
Sometimes we need a change in our circumstances. But every situation is better when we view it in the Light.
Dr. John L. Cash is the “Country Preacher Dad.” He was raised in Stuttgart, Arkansas, and has spent the last 31 years being a country preacher in the piney woods five miles south of the little town of Hickory, Mississippi. (Until recently he had a desk-job at a public school, where he used to teach Latin on closed-circuit-television.) He and his lovely wife, Susan, live in the parsonage next door to the Antioch Christian Church (where the parsonage cats are looking out the window at Springtime today.) Their kids include Spencer (age 25), his wife Madeline (age 26), and Seth (age 22), and his wife Leanne (age 21). You can send him a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.