This little light of mine

So I was at Walgreens last night picking up some milk (all I needed was a gallon of milk) when I stumbled upon the light bulb aisle.

Have you ever seen all the different sorts of light bulbs you can buy? There is no end to the variety!
There’s the old standard light bulb.
There are clear white light bulbs.
There are energy efficient light bulbs.
Black light bulbs.
Red light bulbs.
Ultra bight light bulbs.

But one light bulb stuck out. It said it emitted a special wave of light that was invisible to bugs. If you install it outside, it claimed you don’t get all the gnats and moths gathering around.

This sounded like a great idea and, being the impulsive person I am (all I needed was a gallon of milk), I decided I had to have one.

As soon as I got home, before I even put the milk in the fridge, I started installing this light bulb.

I had the thing all screwed in, and it was time to turn it on and admire my work.
I have no doubts that the light is invisible to bugs. It was almost invisible to me.
If I looked right at it, I could tell that it was on, but it provided me no light to see what I was doing.

It didn’t take long for me to put the old bulb back.
What good is a light bulb that produces no light?

We are called to be a light to the world (Ephesians 5:8-14). Not just some of the time, or around certain people (Matthew 5:14-15), but all the time around all people (John 1:5)