June 13, Lighting up the night.

Matthew 5: 13-16

Jesus said to his disciples:
“You are the salt of the earth.
But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?
It is no longer good for anything
but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
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.”


As I stated yesterday, Matthew 5,6, and 7 are nothing short of Scriptural Gold.  There’s so much that can be said here from these three chapters.  Today’s is one of my favorites.

Darkness is the absence of light.  Without light, a room would be dark.  Without light, the Earth would be dark.   But one light can overcome all the darkness of a room as long as the light wasn’t obstructed or covered.  No matter where we sit in that dark room, no matter how small the light is, we can see it and it’s effects in any darkness.  In a world full of darkness we as Christians are obligated to be that light of the world.  To be a beacon of truth in a world of darkness and lies.  Even if your the only light in a room full of darkness, you and your effect will be seen.  You will be the city on the mountain who everyone sees.

Thought for the day:  Am I a light to my friends and family?

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