“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” ~Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT)
I came across this book called Searching for Mrs. Oswald Chambers by Martha Christian. It’s about Mrs Biddy Chambers, the woman behind the man who wrote My Utmost for His Highest. Since I started using this devotional book for straight days (I kept avoiding it for as long as I can remember because that one time I read it, I found it too heavy and decided that I’m not *that* kind of Christian yet [I was young, what?]), I have found a new leap to my walk with Jesus.
Anyway, Faith and I were browsing through titles in an OMF bookstore during lunch break and talking about Pastor’s Wife mechanics. I had no intentions of purchasing anything save for the Ilocano Bible I was going to give to a friend. The title just jumped out from the shelf and I could not resist not buying. I haven’t finished reading it; I haven’t even gone past twenty pages but this particular paragraph made me tear up…
‘Biddy Chambers kept the flame of faith in Jesus Christ burning. She lived what she believed, and others saw Christ in her eyes. The reflection of the light of Christ shines in the faithful ones who follow the path of the Cross, and Biddy Chambers mirrored the love of Jesus Christ.’
The whole time I was reading those lines my thought was, ‘I pray that when God calls me home, these words will be said of me, too.’ If only that meant Jesus Christ was evident in me and that I reflected the Son in my life.