“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.” Matthew 5:14-16
Have you ever been in complete darkness? The kind of darkness in which you can’t see your hand in front of your face? That kind of pitch darkness and lightlessness is what the world is without Jesus.
As Christians, we are called to illuminate the world and show them Jesus in our day-to-day lives. If this objective has become vague and equivocal, we can alternate to blending into the darkness. You don’t have to look far into the scripture to realize Jesus was not on this earth to blend into the darkness but rather stand out and show the world the light.
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
A town built on a hill is visible to everyone, thus we should be distinguishable and conspicuous to the world. Our Father wants us to shine our light. For we were all in darkness at one time, but God graciously called us out of it into the light.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9