The other day when my son, Lyle, was here, he helped me get my gas fireplace lit. The pilot light wouldn’t come on until after several tries of getting that “spark” we needed. The flame followed and the warmth was so welcomed. It’s the same with a wood fire. You need that spark to get that fire going.
I found myself singing the words of an old song by Kurt Kaiser called,, “Pass It On.” Part of it says:
It only takes a spark to get a fire going And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing
That’s how it is with God’s love, Once you’ve experienced it
You spread the love to everyone You want to pass it on.
So, how can we pass God’s love on? A spark is a little thing and I believe it’s the little things that we say or do that can have the biggest impact on showing the love of God to others. How about just a smile, a kind word spoken, an invitation to church, sending a card of comfort or encouragement, making a visit to someone in the hospital, or driving someone to a doctor’s appointment? What kind of a “spark” are you holding? Whatever it might be; that may be just the spark that is going to make them want to know more about this “God of love,” and eventually that same spark turn to a flame of salvation.
When we’ve experienced God’s love it should be the natural thing to want to pass it on. Many times it starts with just a “spark!”
“And walk in love, as Christ loved us, and gave himself up for us – a fragrant offering and
sacrifice to God.” Eph. 5:2