IS YOUR LIGHT SHINING?
It was in the darkness of night that we called on a mechanic to fix a problem with our car. As he worked under the hood, his helper stood by holding a flashlight so he could see what he was doing.
After a short amount of time, the helper became bored, began to watch our dog and turned the light away from the problem the mechanic was repairing.
“Shine your light on the engine,” demanded the mechanic. “That’s why you’re here.”
Jesus said that His followers were like “a city on a mountain, glowing in the night, for all to see.” What an interesting picture to consider.
If you have ever flown in an airplane at night and looked out of the window, you have no doubt been fascinated to see the lights of the cities below. If the night is clear, their light cannot be hidden. Their “glow” can be seen for miles in every direction.
What is true of the lights of those cities can be true of the Christian. We always have the opportunity to “glow” like those lights for Christ. As His witnesses in His world, we are to be known for the “light” we can provide to those looking through the darkness of this world for directions to Christ, our Savior. Our faith must be seen if we are to have any value to the lost who are looking for their way in the world. Jesus said, “Don’t hide your light, let it shine!”
Prayer: Help us, Jesus, to be the light You planned us to be in Your world. May our light shine brightly so that our words and deeds will lead and guide others to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14