Let Light Shine

Matthew 5:16  Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

 As I was seeking the Lord for today’s message, this is what came to me. And even after the scripture, I thought of a picture of a chandelier which I had taken a photograph of yesterday but as I turned to Photoshop to pull up the photo and crop it, the Lord caused me to see the simple picture of this rose. As I contemplated this photo, I felt the Lord was saying that He wanted me to use something ordinary whose beauty causes some to stop and take notice. Now I believe this is what He wants to say: “You may think you are just ordinary but this awesome God can cause you to be a light that shines in this dark world to draw people to Him.” The key, I believe is to live your life in His presence and He will do the rest.

2019 Sherwood A. Burton … all rights reserved


“To Open Blind Eyes”

A Blooming Rose

Isaiah 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.

 I have to say at the beginning of this journal entry, it is not my desire to cause Jewish people to become Christian, but to cause Jewish people to see their Messiah. It is also my desire that all races should come to know and accept Yeshua/Jesus into their lives and hearts. I discovered Him (the Creator God) some 55 years ago while serving in the U.S. Air Force. I met Him in a small church in Maple Valley, Washington. I was there looking for a nice girl but when the alter call came, the God of Creation spoke clearly to me that I would not get another chance to receive Him. Since that time, I have come many times close to death but eluded the enemy of my soul because God has called me to be a witness for Him, not so much with pen and parchment but with a camera. (This is why I always include a photo with anything God has for me to say).

Thus, I am trusting that in the year 2019, I will have much to say to glorify my Savior and relate anything else He may have to impress me with. So, “Good-By 2018” and I look forward to an eventful 2019 with Him. Blessings to all who follow this post and may you all have a fruitful New Year.

©2018 Sherwood A. Burton … all rights reserved

“What If ?”


Proverbs 22:7&9 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave. He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.

We watched an old movie last night from 1946, “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart.

The one part of the story was what the world would look like if he had never existed. And that spurned this little daily journal today.

I ask you to look around at the world you live in, the friends and family, the nearly insignificant things that have happened around you and your relationship to all of it. What would the world look like if you had never existed? Every encounter we have had with another person even since we were babies, the effect we had on our parents and siblings, everything, has made a difference in this world we live in. The effect could have been good or bad but it has made a difference and now with the internet and cell phones and “what’s app”, we are touching people around the world at a moment’s notice.

And again what would your world look like if so and so did not exist or had never existed? Thus it is safe to say that your life has made a difference in the world we live in whether we are an activist or a couch potato, your views, your understanding, and all that you are makes a difference to the rest of the world wide population whether you are aware of it or not.

“YOU” are an important asset to the world and if you had not existed at all, the world would be a different place.

Think about it, seriously.

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