John 1:9-12: NIV: The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

We who are called born again, are the bearers of the true light; and we are, as John, the ones who bear witness of that light. We are His very own—bought with a price. Such as we are now His, the evidence of His light should be visible within our faces, our actions, and our lifestyles. But the light of Christ in us sometimes seems a dimly lit flicker. His Light “shines in the darkness.” Does our light shine in the darkness? “The world did not recognize him.” Does the world recognize us? Are we characterized as any lost person in this world, or is there a difference that sets us apart as children of the true Light? It is uncomfortable to be light in darkness, but our comfort is not what is important. It is uncomfortable for us to be light when it keeps us from being accepted by others, but which is more important—to be accepted, or to see others accept Jesus because of His Light in us?