Matthew 5:14- you are the light of the world-like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. (NLT)
How amazing it is to climb to the top of something and see everything from a different viewpoint. A few years ago I had the privilege of going zip lining with a friend in the mountains of Vancouver. As we climbed higher, so much more of the city below came into view, it was breathtaking! We could see for miles, our eyes were drawn to the many lights that shone throughout the city.
God’s word says We are the light of the world, We are to shine for the whole world to see, not just on Sundays with our fellow believers but on that mountaintop for all to see. I want to encourage you to examine your day to day life, and ask yourself this question; is the light of Jesus shining through me for all to see?
The familiar song I learnt as a child comes to mind, “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine; hide it under a bush, oh no, I’m going to let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!”
Prayer for today
Thank you Lord for this reminder that we are to be your light, shining for the whole world to see. Give me the courage to shine bright in this dark world so that those who do not know you will be drawn to you! In your name, Amen
Thoughts to meditate on today
How can I be a light for God today? ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Jesus, I thank you today for…. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Lord, you have blessed me with…. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Jesus, I am really struggling today with… ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Jesus, what I need today is…. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Because of Christ in me, I am the light of the world!