and i’m behind on my SOTM posts. i guess i need to get going.
today we are talking about light!!
14“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither 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. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
i can’t read this passage of scripture without thinking of the children’s song “This Little Light of Mine”. as cheesy as that song may sing, it has a direct correlation to this verse. the line “hide it under a bushel…no! i’m gonna let it shine” shores up with verse 15. light has many purposes but it’s main purpose is to dispel darkness. darkness is the absence of light.
i also think of verse 13 every time that i fly into a major city. miles and miles of lights that can’t be hidden. you can’t cover that up.
have you ever been in a very dark room one that your eyes really can’t adjust to the light and then a glimmer or flicker of light comes on? what do you do? you move towards it. Genesis says we are created in the image of God, in other words we are to reflect His Glory. that’s where we get our light, and if we are light in dark places, people will move towards that glorious light! not only that He says in verse 16, that they will see our light and praise our Father in heaven. He gets the glory for us being a reflection. awesome!!!
one of my favorite songs talks about light. here you go.