An old lady had been married for many years when suddenly her husband died. This is what she put on his tombstone: THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE HAS GONE OUT.
Not long afterward she met, fell in love with and married another man. After thinking at some length about it, she went to the monument maker and had him add this to the tombstone:
THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE HAS GONE OUT.
P.S. I Found A Match.
Reminds me of what happened to the church at Ephesus. There was a lot of activity in that congregation. They were commended for their perseverance, their refusal to tolerate false doctrine, and their labor for the cause of Christ. But there was something missing. The “light of their life” had gone out. They lost the first love they had for Christ, and it had reached the point that they were doing lots of “religious works” without love as a motivator.
Rev. 2:4-5a “”Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works….”
Perhaps you’ve found yourself in a similar situation. You’re doing all the “right” things, but that love you once had for Christ just isn’t there anymore. Perhaps you need to find a match and rekindle the flame. It’s important to do that before the light truly goes out in our lives: Rev. 2:5b “….or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lamp stand from its place.”
May you find again your “first love” throughout 2011. – ©TFTD
God bless you all and have a great week!