As I was driving today, the driver of an on-coming car flashed his lights at me. I thought that he might be warning me about a policeman looking for speeders. Or perhaps he was letting me know that there was some kind of road hazard or an accident up ahead. I intently watched for anything out of the ordinary.

Then I noticed that I didn’t have my headlights on. I always turn my headlights on when I drive, for safety purposes. But this time I had forgotten. It happened to be a dark and dreary day. Rain was steadily falling, and here I was driving without my headlights on. I quickly remedied the situation, thankful for the friendly reminder from a fellow traveler.

Sometimes as we are travelling along life’s highway, we forget to turn on our spiritual headlights. We occasionally need a friendly reminder of what Jesus says—“You are the light of the world…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16).


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