Letting God’s Light Shine
As great as the physical presence of light is, the spiritual light God has given us is significantly greater. As God changes night into daylight, so He brings us out of spiritual darkness into His light. Psalm 18:28 says, “You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” We are a “chosen people” who live lives that declare “the praises of Him Who called [us] out of darkness into His wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9).
God’s light shining through us will be a witness of what God can accomplish in and through His people. To be God’s lights does not mean that we need to be successful business people so our lights will shine with money and affluence. Our lights need not shine with great athletic, music, or oratory skills. The purpose of our light, Jesus said, is to point others to our heavenly Father so He may be glorified (Matthew 5:16). God wants lights of love that show the world His compassion, unselfishness, and forgiveness. We are to hold up His light so that others may see His love.
Prayer: Father, in the beginning You said let there be light and there was light, and you saw that the light was good. Help me to share Your marvelous light within me with others. Amen.
Blessings on your stewardship journey!