And then, “The lights are on!” Those were historic words heard at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Monday night August 9, 1988. Tickets were sold out months before the game. After 72 years of day-time baseball only, even with Philip K. Wrigley’s promise that lights would never come to Wrigley Field, it is now history. That famous stadium with ivy covered walls where Babe Ruth supposedly pointed to a spot in the right field bleachers where he would park Charlie Root’s pitch, then proceeded to put it there, now had lights.
Jesus said, “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). The most important lights this week are not at a sports stadium, but wherever you and I let our light shine for Jesus! The best kind of light is the kind that strives to be just like Jesus. I get beyond frustrated by people who claim to be Christians only to turn around a use the Lord’s name in vain or act in an unchristlike way. We must practice what we preach.
The lights will be on again this spring when the Cubs take the field at Chicago’s Wrigley field. You can buy a ticket to get into the game, but the real light that God is concerned about is the light in your life (John 8:12). How damaging is it to the cause of Christ when Christians don’t set an example in speach, actions and life? So, what kind of light will you shine this week at work, at home and at school?