The Daily Dose with Dr. Daryl L. Williams

A Word every day to get you on your way!

Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, June 26, 2020.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5

Flashing Lights

Toddlers now have the best stuff. Last week my son’s new toothbrush came in, and I have to admit I was a bit jealous. When you look at the toothbrush, it looks like all other toothbrushes, but it has a secret. Embedded into the handle of his toothbrush is a little button. When you press that button, the handles lights up and blinks a two-minute light show. The idea is to get him to brush his teeth for two minutes, so when the light starts blinking, he starts brushing. Then when the light stops blinking, he can stop brushing. Now that is the intended use, my son has changed it.

My son loves the light so much he has decided that he will only brush his teeth if we turn off all of the other lights. So every night at bedtime, we turn off all the lights in the bathroom and say light it up. That is my son’s cue to press the button and start brushing his teeth. We laugh, giggle, and have a great time right up until the light goes out. That is when my son yells, AGAIN! It is not that he wants to brush his teeth again. He just wants the flashing lights on again because when the lights are flashing, everything for him is better.

Friends, we are called to be flashing lights. As believers, we are called to not just be functional, but to also be flashing lights. We are not called to just do our jobs well, or go to school, but to be light when there is darkness at work or in school. We should be the people who light up the room, bring joy to the situation, and are always reminders that hope is available. So remember in every environment, let your lights flash so well that when your light goes out, everyone gets together and shouts, AGAIN!

Be Blessed,


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