Are you living with a 15-watt bulb?

Friday, March 9, 2018

When electricity was first being installed in the Colorado countryside, Joe was hired to get the residents connected to the system as the wiring was going in. This saved money for the company and the customer.

Joe liked to work in the early evening when the homes were dimly lit by lanterns.

He shared the miracles of electricity and promised that their home could be as light as day even in the blackest night. One fixture, he promised, would equal many lanterns. Family after family quickly signed up.

Everyone except the Thompsons. They were unimpressed and unwilling to part with their hard-earned money. Finally, Joe promised if they would sign on he’d refund their money if they decided he had not been truthful. They signed up and he left confident he’d never have to return the money.

A year later, Joe stopped by the Thompson place to check on them. They were disappointed with the electric lights and demanded their money back. Incredulously, Joe asked to see for himself. Upon entering the home it really was no better than before. Joe quickly discovered the problem. Instead of taking full advantage of the wiring, they had only one bare fixture hanging from the ceiling. In it, they had a 15-watt bulb dimly lighting the home.

Jesus taught “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

The world is filled with darkness. There are companies, governments, movements, and individuals that “call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)

These groups reject Christ and church as old-fashioned, outdated, and unimportant.

Jesus loves us still and urges us to — “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew11:28-30)

Everyone needs the blessings of a relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ.

If you don’t know where to start, or haven’t been invited, please accept my invitation.

Come and light up your life with the light of the world. Please join me at church. We are at 1000 Apache Dr., and meet Sundays at 10 a.m. Visitors are welcome.

If you want to find out more before coming, you can go to mormon.org.

If you’d rather something different, take a look at the list of churches here. Start with the Seventh Day Adventists and try them out one by one on down to the United Church of Christ.

Jesus wants to bless you with his light. You don’t need to live your life with only a 15-watt bulb.