Let Your Light Shine!
This little light of mine. I’m going to let it ________.
I’m guessing many of you heard that phrase before and know the answer. You likely have sung the song before
I’m going to let it SHINE!
How often do we think about the source of the light? Where does our light come from? What exactly is shining?
Jesus shares the idea of shining our light. He calls us to let our light shine!
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? It’s good for nothing except to be thrown away and trampled under people’s feet. 14 You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5, CEB)
Dan Mohler made this point over the weekend while preaching at Redemption House Life Center, Pasadena, Maryland. You can watch it, as I did, by clicking here.
12 Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me won’t walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8, CEB)
Where does our light come from? Our light comes from Jesus, He is the light!
We were made in God’s image, to shine as He does! Sin came into this world through Adam and Eve, but God knew we were made to shine. So, He made a way.
When we trust in the work of Jesus Christ on the cross, when we believe He died for our sins, we are forgiven and made new. As Jesus says, we are born again! Why? We already answered it.
You were made to shine, to love as Jesus loves!
Jesus isn’t worried about hiding you. You do not embarrass Him or make Him ashamed. In fact, it’s just the opposite as you were made new, in His image, to share His love.
You were made to “let your light shine!”