Shine, Shine, Shine

Matthew 5:15 – Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all the house.

Just one verse before the Scripture reference today, Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.”  That means, you, follower of Jesus.  A recent study out of Oxford University said there are probably more properties of light that are unseen than those you know of in visible light. Visible light exposes truth. Light that is not seen can even penetrate matter to see inside the very molecules that make it up. Visible light can heal; light on both ends of the unseen spectrum can also bring healing in many situations. Visible light can warm you, but some of those invisible ones can burn.

When Jesus spoke of light in Matthew, he was referencing what you can see—and not only you but your whole house. A light in the window on a dark night can be seen for up to a mile away. Light has great influence.

Jesus told you that you aren’t to hide your light, but it should be placed on a stand, right out in front, where everything around is illuminated.  In John 8:12, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” As your light reflects His, shine your faith in ways that those around you can understand why you hold onto hope in these days of dark and troubled times. He is with you!

Pray With Us

Precious Lord Jesus.   Thank You for light, not just the light I see, but the spiritual light You have given that lets me see You more clearly. Feelings of humility and even fear come through me when You tell me that I, too, am light and that I need to shine. Help my faith strengthen during this time of national crisis. Empower me to let my light shine beyond my immediate surroundings—to shine to my neighbors, to my friends, to the cashier at the market, to the postal carrier, to those from whom I social distance while waiting for this virus to subside. Thank you for all the promises that light brings. I honor You and love You, Lord.


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