Wednesday, June 11, 2014
You are Light
"You are the light of the world." Matt 5:14a
Matt 5:14-15 says, "You are the light of the world. A city 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."
Think about New York City at night. When the night lights of New York are shining, the city is radiant and there is no way to hide it. If the power goes out, only then do the lights go out and it is hard to see in the dark.
God created us to be light. God's very presence is light. In Revelations 21:23, it says, "The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp."
The Living God lives inside of us and His light is present in us. He has made us new, bright and shining!
His power is what fuels our light. As long as we stay connected to our power source, our light shines.
People are attracted to the light inside of us. They are aware of their need for light in order to find their way. It is hard to see in the dark.
Father, You said that we are light. I thank you that Your light is inside of us and I pray that we would shine for You. I pray that others would be drawn to You in us and would want to move out of darkness and into the Light so they too can see. In Jesus' Name, Amen.