“No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.” Luke 11:33-36
Too many Christians hid their lights under a basket or closed off in some secret room only to let it out for a few hours on Sunday. The rest of the time we just want to go along to get along. We do not want to stand out from the crowd. We seem embarrassed by Jesus and only grudgingly speak about Him. We are happy to stumble around in the dark like everyone else.
Jesus calls each of us to go out in the world and proclaim the Good News to everyone. We are called to show the world the Light of the World. We have no reason to stay in the dark and every reason to bring light to those who are still in the dark. Each of us has a gift from God that we can use to further the kingdom. Some of us can teach while other encourage. But the thing that all of us can do is live our lives to reflect Christ.
When our lives reflect Jesus that is the best way we can let our light shine. If our actions do not reflect our words then people will turn a deaf ear to our words because our actions are so load they drown out everything else. If we act like the world while telling others to come to Jesus the world will not see any difference between the saved and unsaved. All they will see is a hypocrite. They will ignore us.
But when we live a life like Jesus then we no longer need words because our actions will show them the Bible. When unbeliever sees how we deal with adversity they will want to know how we are able to cope. Then we can tell them about Jesus and they will be more receptive to His message.
We have been given a light brighter than the sun. Rather than cover it up we need to let the whole world see the light that will forever end darkness.
Have a blessed day,