Sharin’ the Light
by Jack E. Dawson
…that you may proclaim the praises of
Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…
1 Peter 2:9
Inspired by the testimony of a cowboy who led his friend to the Lord around a campfire, “Sharin’ the Light” portrays the choice each of us must make. God’s love sent His Son into the world. Until we accept Him, we live in darkness and death, like the man on the left. His Bible is closed. His coffee is cold. His hat and horse are dark and the face of death is reflected in his blanket roll. His rope, gun, the snake and the dead bushes contrast with the symbols of life on the right, where the Light of Life reflects on the cowboy’s gentle face. His hat and horse are bright. His Bible is open. His coffee is steaming. The plants are alive and blooming. And his guitar waits to sound praises to his Savior. Although his horse is not tied, the bit remains as a reminder that this world is not yet perfect. The Greek symbol on the chaps proclaims Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End, testifying that Jesus is the creator and sustainer of life. In the rocks around the campfire four images speak of the life of Jesus Christ. A manger testifies of His divine birth, the crosses and crown of thorns signify his suffering and death, and the empty tomb declares his victorious resurrection for us. The cross rising in the smoke is the dividing line for those who accept or reject the Good News offered by Jesus. On which side are you?