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Job description of a light switch: on or off.

I like that a light switch gives it to you straight – there’s no wondering, no pondering, no puzzlement. You don’t walk into a room and question the position of the switch. You just know. The room is either illuminated or it’s not. You either have light, or it’s dark. It’s either on or it’s off.

I read this scripture today, “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” ~John 9:5, and something occurred to me: I’m a light switch!!!! I’m a light switch to all the non-Christian people in my life – or at least I’m supposed to be. Hmmm…  do I illuminate a room? Do I leave people wondering, pondering or puzzled? When people walk into a room where I am, does my life make them question what position I take on faith? Thus…

Job description of a Cindy – insert your own name here – switch: shine bright or stay dark. Illuminate or don’t. Be on or be off. Be like Jesus or don’t.

 You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

~Matthew 5:14-16

P.S I googled what my name means and get this, Cindy actually means bringer of light. How trippy is that???? I really am a light switch. Ha!

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