Shine Your Light

by Justin Morton

For some of us, a new season is beginning! It’s not quite fall just yet, but many of our Walter Hall family have entered into a new season of our lives. This summer some of our members have gotten married, had children, moved to new homes, started new jobs, and our students, educators and support staff are headed back to school; maybe some of you are beginning a new season as empty-nesters. Even if you haven’t made a major life change over the last few months, consider that the upcoming weeks present all of us with an exciting opportunity.

New seasons and stages often cause us to make changes, to look for ways to do things differently than we did in the past. Perhaps some of our students want to make better grades or to forge stronger friendships. Maybe some of our adults want to improve job performance or to commit to budgeting. Whether we are going to school or work or beginning a new stage in our home lives, let’s desire to make tomorrow a new beginning of letting our lights shine brightly for Jesus.

Jesus said, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). Making good grades and increasing work performance are good things; however, living our lives for Jesus in a way that others want to know more about Him is even better. I pray this season of your life is a blessing and you accomplish all of your goals. But most importantly, I pray in the coming weeks you will shine your light for Jesus!