God has chosen to shine the light of His grace through his followers. Jesus told us to “let your light shine before others.” We have been given this light that is what the world is desperately seeking. It is the solution to all of our problems and hope of those who have put their trust in Christ. We are to be a light that illuminates this dark world.
You are the light of the world. A town built 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 others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Evident to All
Your belief and faith in Jesus Christ should be evident to all those who come in contact with you. More than your words or what it says on your t-shirt, your faith should be evident to all. You let your light shine by how you treat others and how you serve the Lord. Our good deeds illuminate dark places and shine the glory squarely upon God. We don’t see the praise of men
There are too many covert Christians who say they follow Christ but you would never know it. They live quietly hoping not to offend people or draw criticism for their faith. This type of living defuses the light. We are to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to those we come in contact with. To some, it may be through our mouth. To others, it may be through our actions. Our words and actions are a reflection of what is in our heart. Let your light shine before men.
Just as you don’t hide an open flame under a basket, you don’t hide your faith. Be a light that burns bright. Let your example and your attitude be your biggest witness to your faith. DL Moody said, “Set yourself on fire and people will come and watch you burn.” Be the kind of light that draws people to you.