Light can be blinding, but also illuminating, guiding and healing. Jesus spoke of light when describing His followers:

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16 NKJV

Throughout the scriptures, light is connected to God. At the beginning of creation, He brought it to be. In the Old Testament, the psalmist said:

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” – Psalm 119:105 NKJV

John said of Jesus:

“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” – John 1:4 NKJV

Works glorifying God are the ones reflecting Him, because He’s ultimately the source of true light. They reveal the presence of the Holy Spirit at work. Where is the “lampstand” you’re placed on today? Is it among co-workers, customers, family, students? What works will they see in you? May His light shine bright though you today…

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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