Being a light in the world that is full of darkness is not limited to God alone, but the challenge is issued to us as well. Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world.” And Jesus is talking to you and me here, not God. You see, back in Genesis chapter 1 God not only made man, but made man in his image. We need to apply this truth to our lives so much more than we do. We hardly acknowledge that we are the image of God here on earth and we need to start living like it. We have been given the image of light to shine, just like He does. Acts 13:47, “…I have made you a light to the Gentiles, [non-Jews] that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” Rom 13:12, “So let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.”
You see, we aren’t made to sit idle and wait on God to do everything for us, but to draw to God, see where He is at work, and dive in. We who are members of His churches have become too complacent and comfortable with where we are and what we’re doing… Or rather what we’re not doing. Too many people in our churches sit back, and hoping other people will come through. The church needs Christians that will step up and do what Jesus told us to. Let your light shine in a way that reflects Him, and this does not stop when we walk out of the church and go into our daily lives. Too many people have focused on Christianity being a religion, but it’s a lifestyle. Being a Christian requires a complete lifestyle change, where everything, not just Sundays, revolves around Jesus and what is going to benefit Him.
Being lights in the world is a direct challenge from the only one who matters. For Christians this should be all we need. Jesus said it, let’s do it. Put away everything that is holding you back, and go forward as a light in this world... remember darkness can never overtake light, unless we turn the light off…
For starters: I am nothing special, I love Jesus and He is my Lord. I am the husband of a godly woman. She is working with me to raise a godly child. I am a teacher. I love to read and write.