It was in the darkness of night that we called on a mechanic to fix a problem with our car. As he worked under the hood his helper stood by holding a flashlight so he could see what he was doing.
After a short amount of time, the helper became bored, began to watch our dog and turned the light away from the problem the mechanic was repairing.
“Shine your light here,” demanded the mechanic. “That’s why you’re here.”
Jesus said that His followers were like “a city on a mountain, glowing in the night, for all to see.” What an interesting picture for us to consider.
If you have ever flown in an airplane at night and looked out of the window, you have no doubt been fascinated to see the lights of the cities below. Those cities cannot be hidden: their “glow” can be seen for miles in every direction when the night is clear.
What is true of the lights of those cities is true of the Christian. We always have the opportunity to glow like those lights for Christ. As His witnesses in His world, we are to be known for the light we can provide to those looking through the darkness for direction. Our faith must be seen if we are to have any value to the lost who are looking for their way in the world. Jesus said, “Don’t hide your light, let it shine!”
Prayer: Help us, Jesus, to be the light You need in this world that we may lead and guide others to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.