And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.” Genesis 1
During my sophomore year of high schooI, I ran for Student Council representative. Being an introverted teen, I hesitated to run, especially when I had to give a speech to the rest of my classmates. Walking up to the podium, I trembled as I grabbed the microphone, eyeing the bored faces staring back at me.
"For those of you who don't know me, Let me explain you who I am," I began. "I'm the one sitting behind you in Spanish class who has no clue what our Spanish teacher just said. I'm the one struggling to find my seat in the cafeteria just like you. I'm the one shaking the vending machine in the cafeteria because it never works right. I am someone like you, and if you vote for me, I promise to listen to what you have to say. I can't promise that I can honor all of your requests, but I do promise to bring all of your requests to the council. Together we can work to make our high school the best it can be." When I stepped off the podium, my fear was met with cheers as the audience erupted with applause. With just a few words, I brought myself out from obscurity and into existence and brought light into an otherwise dark student council.
Isn't it amazing that God chooses to use words to bring forth his creation? He could have waved his hand or snapped his finger. Instead, he uses the power of the tongue to bring forth the world. We are invited to be a part of the creative process as well and bring his goodness into the world. As a writer, I am grateful that my words can have the power to bring forth the gospel message to those that need to hear it the most. Whether I am deepening someone's spiritual walk or presenting the Good News for the first time, I, created in God's image, imitate his actions when I use my words to bring light into a dark place.
Where can God use you to bring His light into the darkness? Share in the comment section below.