Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Thank you for reading the first post on my blog.

The purpose of this blog is to vent the questions and ideas that come into my mind, to discuss the things that God reveals in His Word but most of all, its purpose is to point people to His Son, Jesus Christ.

This is a picture of me and my friend "Rosie" the rosebud torch. When I see this picture I am reminded of what the bible says about letting your light shine before men.

Matthew 5:16 says:

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

As I read this verse I am inclined to ask the question-

Why shine a light if nobody can see it?

Out in the real world there is always a temptation to hide your light. Maybe out of fear of being different or offending someone. But Jesus told us to let it shine so that people can see.

He said:
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

So I think the best advice for us Christians in the real world is to shine a "basket-proof" light. That way, when we start to put a basket over our light, it catches on fire from the intensity of the light.


Blair Bunch said...

I bet your wife thinks you're AWESOME!!

Creative C said...

welcome to the world of blogging...

Brett said...

Ray, nice pic man! It's good to have another "soldier for Christ" in the workplace. Check out thefrey5.blogspot.com.

Anonymous said...

You constantly amaze me with how much you have grown in the last few years. Who would have thought that when you were the pk and typical teen boy, that one day you would return to Hidalgo and be a pastor of a very small church and be doing a GREAT JOB at it. I am so proud of you. You are a great speaker(better than some I've heard who will remain nameless). I love you and am glad to be reading your blog and know that you are reaching others for the Lord.

Nics said...

Ray, so happy to find your blog! Gotcha linked now....figured you wouldn't mind.

I'll look forward to reading your posts!

Anonymous said...

Great thought to pass along! I wish I didn't have a cast-iron basket.

Anonymous said...

wow! that pic of you and that delightfully fireful instrument of most righteous salvation must have been taken with a sweeeeeet (extra e's added for extra awesomeness) camera phone. its so vivid that i was distracted by its clarity and didnt find any mention of the photographer. hmmm? whats that you said? oh it was taken by your ally and fellow jedi with an lg en-v qwerty keypad equipped 2.0 megapixel camera phone while we were "working" (aforementioned term used loosely)! LOL just kidding ray. thanks. Adohm.