Let Your Light Shine
by Randy Chambers, 2014-05-14
Matthew 5:14-16, NIV: 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.
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good
deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
There is no question--"You are the light of the world." Jesus did not say
"you might be the light of the world," or "you are the light of the world one
day--but maybe not the next." As a follower of Jesus Christ, a believer and
disciple of His teachings, you are the light of the world. To be a Christian
means to be light--the two cannot be separated. Jesus instructs, "let your light
shine before men." Although we are the light of the world, we must do what is
necessary to let our light shine. We must keep the light fueled. A flame will
not burn if there is nothing feeding it. Our source of fuel is Christ Himself,
for He is the true Light and He is the Life of the light that He has placed