Let Your Light Shine

 For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest.     Luke 8:17

Have you ever been driving down a dark road and the car headlights go out? What a frightening experience! You may have mere moments to take action before a crash. In the same way, God’s light, through Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and His Word, not only shows the way you should go but also removes the fear of darkness and of a potential wreck.  

Like a night light in a child’s room makes the way clear and offers comfort to the little one, so the light of the Holy Spirit comforts the believer’s heart. The way the lights of the destination city comfort a weary traveler at night, God’s light gives Christians hope to reach their ultimate destination—Heaven.  

Light exposes what happens in darkness. As today’s verse says, what is hidden will be exposed, whether it is in this life or on judgment day. Light shows the way. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). He also said, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven“ (Matthew 5:16).  

Ask the Lord to show you what actions can you take to let your light shine and the good deeds you can do to honor Him. Pray for believers in the United States to shine their light with loving acts so that the Father will be glorified and many will be shown the way to Christ.  

Today’s Verse: Luke 8:17

For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. 

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recommended for further reading: Ephesians 2:1-10

2 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. 

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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