“You are the light of the world. A city 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 men, that they may see your good
deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
When my husband and I were first married we were given a wooden bread box as a wedding gift. To be honest, we didn’t use it very often. Right from the beginning, neither of us has ever been much of a bread eater. Over the years I’ve thrown away hundreds of half used, stale loaves of bread. So, it wasn’t all that surprising when, after several months of marriage, I opened the rarely used box to find a very old—very green—long forgotten and long since dead, moldy, mildewed loaf of bread. I’d never seen anything quite so disgusting in my life.
Did you know that mold and mildew—decay and deterioration—thrive
in darkness? Light hampers the growth of the bacteria that causes mold. Light
holds the destruction at bay…
Not only is our Christian “light” meant to lead others out of the “darkness” of
sin, but it’s meant to hold that same darkness at bay. Our “light”…the glory of
God personified in us…hampers the decay of the world. It shines upon the evil
and forces it back.
So, keep on shining! Be the light in a world of darkness.