Do everything without complaining or arguing so that you may…shine like stars in the universe” [Philippians 2:15]

Anyone who is making disciples knows the joy and the glory that shines from the face of those brought out of darkness into His marvelous light!  There is a definite and immediate light that shines through their faces.  But as time goes by those that are intent on following Christ shine even more radiantly.

John Taylor Smith was a British bishop and Chaplain general of British forces during WWI.  He died on a ship in the Mediterranean and was buried at sea, but the stories of his ministry for Christ live to this day.  Here is an incident, clipped from Christian Today, Bishop Taylor Smith was asked to preach at a jubilee celebration in Chicago.  While he was crossing the Atlantic, he walked round on the promenade deck in the open air each day and lost his voice.  He arrived in Chicago and preached in a whisper, with none of the modern electronic gadgets available for amplification.  At the end of his address, someone came to him and said, “You have persuaded me that I must become a Christian.” The bishop asked, “what exactly was it that I said that brought you to this point?” The man answered, “couldn’t hear a word you said, it was just looking at you.”   Don’t complain or argue today, stay on track…someone is looking at you.

Further Reading:  Philippians 2; Psalm 9; Proverbs 7