When I was 6 or 7 years old, my parents got me a baseball hat. It was a Cincinnati Reds hat. I didn’t really like or dislike any teams at that point in my life, I just loved baseball, I wanted to be a professional baseball player when I grew up, and I loved my Reds hat simply because my parents got it for me. Have you ever had something like this? Something you were so fond of as a child you took it everywhere you went? I not only wore this hat, I slept in this hat, and while I had it I don’t remember many times besides school that this Reds hat wasn’t on my head. One day I lost it. I woke up, had no idea where it was, and panicked. I looked and looked around the house for what seemed like forever with no luck. I remember being so frustrated and mad that to my 7 year old mind it seemed like the world was over. That is, until I walked by a mirror. Remember I told you I slept in this hat? All along it was right where it always was, on my head. I didn’t feel foolish at all, I rejoiced! I had found my hat!
Now remember this, I’ll come back to that story as we end. Our passage today is 2 Cor. 4:4-6, it says this:
“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”