“You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden." Matthew 5:14 (CSB)
We have pondered how Salt is our Christian Witness.
Consider now, Light is our Christian Testimony.
Light is described as a form of energy it is always moving. “When light energy ceases to move because it has been absorbed by matter, it is no longer light”
Light has been a symbol of divine presence. Jesus said that He was the light of the world.
Who is the true source of light?
· “Then Jesus spoke to them again saying I am the light of the world.” He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
· “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1)
We know today that Jesus is the Light of the world and we are to reflect His Light in our world. We are to share what Jesus has done for us to others, verbally.
Consider some of the functions of Light:
LIGHT Exposes darkness. I read an account about some miners trapped in a Kentucky Coal mine following a cave-in. When rescuers arrived, one of the miners called out – “Why didn’t they bring a light with them?” It was then that they realized he was blind from the explosion. It was only when the light was there that they knew any difference. You see, darkness is expelled as soon as you hit the lights. People are not aware of the darkness they live in if they don’t see the light. “The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great light.” (Matthew 4:16) The question is does my life help people see more clearly?
Light serves aS A guide. Airports help planes see the runway through the use of lights. When we try to drive in the dark or land in the dark without lights it is dangerous. We are guides to people who are in darkness.
So, today mull over this question –
Does my reflected light of Jesus expose the darkness to those around me and do I serve as a guide to find the right way?