A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
- Matthew 5:14,16
Make no mistake, we all shine a light, but what light should we be shining? And how bright should it be? How far should it reach?
The light we project is not for ourselves.
Psalm 119:05 states, Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. God has already provided the light for believers. It is the light we project for others that is equally important; for those who cannot see, for those who see dimly, and for those who frequently trip over.
It is for those who need the only real illumination life will give them, which is Christ! They need the certainty, assurance and love that Christ brings, and we are to illuminate that!
Our light should illuminate from out of our very being. We should be exuding Christ in such a way that people will be drawn to our Saviour, not us as a nice person.
The light we project is meant to illuminate that strait and narrow, but particular, pathway. It is intended to shine toward that evident and conclusive gate or door.
What does your light illuminate when you are under pressure? A heathen wreck or a soldier of Christ?
Does your mouth or actions put out your light from time to time?
We may be the only Christ some people experience. Let’s be the best we can!