We Need Light

You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lamp stand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
— Matthew 5:14-16

I have been disturbed by the shooting in Las Vegas. I have also been dismayed at the response to the shooting. I do not see guns as the reason for this violence, no more than a Boeing 707 is the reason for violence. A gun must have someone who aims and shoots it. A plane or a truck can be as destructive as a bomb if the person who controls it is evil. The real issue is what is in the heart. 

I see something deeper, something wrong in the soul of our nation. I believe there has been a large scale rejection of God and truth in our nation, and we are harvesting the result of our rejection. As someone said, "Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences." 

Proverbs 19:3 comes to my mind: 

A man’s own foolishness leads him astray,
yet his heart rages against the LORD.

We persist in blaming God for the consequences of our rejection. We are indeed foolish!  

The only answer I see for America is a wholesale repentance and turning back to God! When will we wake up to our need? We need revival--an outpouring of God's Spirit in our nation. Oh God, please send it!!

Jesus said that His followers are the "light of the world." We must start being that light once again!! We must let our works of righteousness shine before our fellow men. Now is the time to let them see those works. If we want our nation to give glory to God once again this is the only way.