“Shine like lights,” says Scripture, and so Christians have their task in the world. Ed M. looks at the background briefly in today’s devotional.

This may be an allusion to the towers in ancient times that were built at a harbor entrance. Fires burned atop these towers at night to guide ships safely into port. Hence, we “shine like stars” so that those in darkness may see light and find life in Jesus.

Focus question: To whom have I served as light thus far in my life, so that someone has found life in Jesus? How can I be effective in this task?

What say you?