“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:14-16
I saw a flicker by the Christmas tree and looked up. The top portion of lights was burning brighter than the bottom. I wasn’t sure why that was happening until a few moments later when that whole section of lights went dark. It is disappointing to have half of a Christmas tree lit up. The dark area doesn’t allow the beauty of the tree to be seen.
Our Christian walk is like that. The light of Christ that we embody needs to be shone brightly in a dark world. The beauty of Jesus cannot be seen and experienced if we choose not to shine. Like those lights on the tree that went out, we are to shine God’s light the brightest we can until our time on earth is done. The light will carry us to our new home in heaven never leaving its home in us.
Prayer: Jesus, your light that shines is the most beautiful. I pray that I confidently shine it to all I see today. Amen
Faith Tip: Don’t hide the beauty of God’s light. Brighten up dark places today with it.