Light Up

In my Bible study this week, we studied the sayings about the city on a hill.  Jesus was telling people that they are the light of the world.  Not should be, not could be, they are.  To hide it is as ridiculous as hiding a light under a basket.  I hadn’t really seen the command before, but he finishes by saying “your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”  (Matt 5:16)  Must.  The thing is, it does.  It isn’t through what we preach or what we tell people, it is in what we do.  It’s a good reminder.

You are the light of the world.  A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house.  Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. (Matthew 5:14-16 NAB)

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About Karen May

Child of God, wife, mom, author, teacher, musician
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2 Responses to Light Up

  1. C.J. Penn says:

    This reminds me of something St. Francis of Assisi said… Preach the gospel at all times, using words only when necessary.

  2. Caroline says:

    I love this. Sometimes it’s hard to feel like a light when times are tough. Thanks for the reminder.

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