Now that we have established that I have a Prince.
Where is this beautiful fairytale land? Where is this great town where everyone knows you and is nice?
Did you ever stop and notice how wonderful the towns are in the feel-good movies. Everyone knows who you are and treat you like family. Movies in the city have the characters going to places where people are pleasant and know them by name. They know where you live, your family members, and even your pets.
The scenery is always beautiful. The characters always seem to have this perfect spot for them where nobody is ever sitting. How is that possible? A bench that nobody is sitting on. A table that is always empty. No matter where the characters go, they don’t have to wait in line or change their plans due to other people occupying their favorite spots.
How unrealistic is that?
I don’t think I can spin my town to match the films.
Can I get close, though?
Let’s see, I do live in the mountains and there are some beautiful places.
I find myself walking to where I like to call my happy place. I don’t think nobody has ever been in my spot when I decided to hike there. I guess that is like the movie character’s favorite place being empty.
Most people know me or know of me. That can be good or bad depending on who told them about me. Let’s face it, no matter how good a person you are, everybody is not going to like you.
For the most part, people are polite. We have a few mean people that can quickly dampen your day. I will call them the Scrooge’s of our town. That way I’m still hopeful that one day they will awaken with a new outlook on life.
I do believe I have a wonderful place to call home. It may not be the best town. Some would be bored out of their minds here. Others love it here because it can be peaceful. I’m happy here for the most part. Most people are friendly and don’t care to smile at you. They will even help you out if you need it. Everyone may not be pleasant, but there’s more that are than not.
I need to try to be more friendly because how a stranger sees me is how they judge our little hometown. I’d hate to think because of me someone would not want to stop and visit our town.
My land may not be the fairest of all but it is pretty and peaceful.
Matthew 5:14-16 KJV
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
In the second chapter, I talked about the city in which I dwell.
These verses explain what type of city is essential and what part we play in that.
If you are miles away and lost, all it takes is one light to shine for you to see how to get home.
I know that if my outside light is on and it’s dark out, that light will allow me to see to get inside.
My indoor lights allow me to see how to get around the house when it’s dark.
The light in these verses is much more than that. There is a light that shines from you that you can only get by accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior.
I’m blessed Because I know many that live in my town that has this light. Together we can make our city stand out from those that may be in darkness.
If you see the light shine out from others, you see Jesus in them.
My prayer is for others to see Jesus in me.
In your city, who do you know whose light shines so bright?
Where is your favorite spot to go that makes you feel happy? What do these verses mean to you?