“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, NIV).
Some days it is hard to feel like I can be His light in this world. Jesus is the light in my heart, but at times life dulls the brilliance. Circumstances hit hard, and I am called to shine for Him. Pain grips my body, and I must allow Him to radiate through my life. When I allow Him to shine through my life in the midst of my own problems and pain, He speaks encouragement not only to someone else, but to me. He bestows peace as I allow Him to work in me and through me. When I allow Him to shine, His promise of healing peace is not for only me, but for those in my world to experience.
Just as a town built on a hill is there for all to see, so should be the light of Jesus in my life. It is important for me to constantly realize the responsibility of the calling to be His light. His light reveals all that is hidden. Nothing escapes it. His light causes me to face not only what needs to be changed in my own life, but in allowing Him to change me, it gives me a desire to share what He has done. I yearn to share my life so He might make a difference in the lives of those in my world. If His Spirit is alive in me, there will be freedom for His light to shine (2 Corinthians 3:17).
I pray to always let His light change me and shine through me. I pray that in the midst of the struggles of life that I will never hide His light, but will allow it to carry me through those struggles and direct me in the way I should go. My greatest desire is that others will see the Lord living through me, and that, in experiencing His light, they will glorify Him by passing it on. He is the life, the truth, and the way. He is the only healer. He deserves all the praise and all the glory. Without His light, there would be no life.