You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.Matthew 5:14-16 NLT
One night, I got up trying to make my way to the bathroom. As I navigated around the bed and headed toward the bathroom, I was met with a surprise. Some strange object was in my path and I stubbed my toe. So not only was I in the dark, but now I was in pain and a tad bit disoriented. I realized that I just needed to get to the bathroom and get the light on. It would be just enough to look back and figure out what I had stepped on. My son’s little toy taught me an important lesson. Finding your way when it’s dark is challenging. Once you get a little bit of light, you can see a little bit better. But what you do in the light is even more important.
We stumble around in the dark before we find Jesus. And after we find him, our path is illuminated. We’re able to see the sins we stumbled over in the past. We’re able to move beyond them and find clarity. But what’s more, is that God calls us to do something else. We’re called to show others the same light that Jesus showed us. We demonstrate it in our actions and how we navigate life. We don’t hide the light of Jesus for ourselves. We share it freely. So today, I want to challenge you to share the light. Don’t allow others around you to continue to walk in darkness. When you feel like you’re just one person, remember how small a candle flame is, but how far the light casts. In the same way, your light can spread further than you think. So let our Heavenly Father’s glory be on display in you each and every day.