Share the Spotlight ! In His Word 9-21-2020

 Share the Spotlight~In His Word 9-21-2020


Who’s in your spotlight?

Do you walk the red carpet with the stars or do you bring along the many and the meek? There are so many people out there in the world, and in our churches too, who will choose their friends by who them deem “coolest” or “Prettiest” or even those who have the fancy clothes that are in style all the time. I want you to look at who you hang out with, normally. I know right now we are still in shelter mode for a lot of places around the world, it made me think about who I will spend time with when I am free to be me.

This took me back to school years as a child. We moved a lot when I was a kid, and this meant I had to choose my friends fast because there may not be time to make a good one before I had to move away. Recently I was able to reconnect with a group from my childhood in which no one really remembered me, except maybe one person. I could name everyone in my class pretty much, but they did not remember me. I could choose to be sad about it or to rejoice because they made an imprint on my life for good. One girl taught me to be proud of my achievements, another person taught me to play tetherball and be really good at it. There are little things in our lives that stand out to us in the spotlight of life.

Jesus wants us to look to the many and meek that are needy or sick and befriend them because they are the ones who need a friend.

Someone once told me if you want to have a friend you must first be a friend. This stands true, if you want to be friends with someone start by putting them in your spotlight! Do the right things around them, and do not compromise your values for them.  Treat them well, putting them before yourself, and in the same way when you see that meek person standing on the outside of the group pull them in instead of ignoring them.


When Jesus noticed that all who had come to the dinner were trying to sit in the seats of honor near the head of the table, he gave them this advice:  “When you are invited to a wedding feast, don’t sit in the seat of honor. What if someone who is more distinguished than you has also been invited?  The host will come and say, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then you will be embarrassed, and you will have to take whatever seat is left at the foot of the table!


“Instead, take the lowest place at the foot of the table. Then when your host sees you, he will come and say, ‘Friend, we have a better place for you!’ Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”


 Then he turned to his host. “When you put on a luncheon or a banquet,” he said, “don’t invite your friends, brothers, relatives, and rich neighbors. For they will invite you back, and that will be your only reward.  Instead, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. Then at the resurrection of the righteous, God will reward you for inviting those who could not repay you.” Luke 14:7-14




Or, we could think of it this way; let someone go in front of you in line at the store.

Do not always try to be the first one in line but allow the person with a loaded cart full of food for their family to take the place in front of you today. Be a blessing to those who lease expect it. Give up your seat on the bus, or subway this week. 


Try and think like Jesus as you go through this time in life where things a closed and you get out less, try to find a way to make a difference for the Kingdom by being kind to one another, in His name.


Be blessed as you bless others today!


Heavenly Father, show us those who need the front seat, who need to get through the line before us and to have the bigger piece of pie! Help us to love one another the best way we can, In Jesus name, amen.

Continue Reading: John 13:1-38, Romans 13:1-13, and Galatians 5:1-26