You are the Light of the World

You are the light of the world. (Matthew 5:14)

Jesus gives the Christian both an enormous compliment and a tremendous responsibility when Christ pronounces the believer to be the light of the world,  In consideration of the fact that Jesus claimed to be the light of the world (John 8:12) as He walked this earth, the awesome reality that we have been chosen for His team should leave us awe-struck. The words of Jesus convey that the believer is not simply ‘a” light, but “the” light. Your life has the God-given potential to shine His Gospel for His Kingdom and for His glory. Never underestimate your value in the eyes of your Heavenly Father or the integral role in growing His Kingdom!

Don’t complain about how others are not letting their light shine.  This is a distraction from the enemy.  Focus on your light alone and rejoice in the opportunity to use your gifts to bring glory to God.

It’s important to understand the light people perceive in in our lives does not actually come from us.  Consider the sun and moon.  There is no light coming from the moon allowing us to witness it’s shape in the sky.  The moon merely reflects the light of the sun, and thus, shines. By the same token, Jesus is the source of all light. As disciples, we reflect the light of Christ to a world living in darkness. Comprehending this dynamic is important.  There is a direct relationship between our unbroken communion with Christ and the light people witness in our lives. The Bible says, “I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations,  (Isaiah 42:6)  Stay near to Jesus. Hold hands with the God whose has called you into righteousness.

As you commune with Him in quiet places, He will present you as a light in public places.