“A Catalyst for others to Glorify God.”
Thursday, November 22.
“You are the light of the world. A town build on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand. And it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
No one likes the dark. No one likes to be in a dark place. Being in the dark gives some people the creep. A troubling time in a person’s life can be called the dark period. The other way around brings us to light as something good. Light signifies hope. Light makes way for others to come out of darkness. So when Jesus Christ says, “you are the light of the world,” Christ simply means that, through us, others will come and receive all God has promised. Therefore light is the means by which we all can be propel towards God. Light is that thing that clears the way for others to see. Light serve as a catalyst for others to see that you are living a life worthy of being a child of God. When people see that light in you, they will start to come to God. If we live in a community where our life style is different from the Christian we ought to be, people who know our true self will not want to come to God. In Matthew 5:14-16, God wants us to live a life that is pleasing to Him. He does not want us to be hypocrites by hiding ourselves in sin and professing to be Christian at the same time. God wants us to be the light that will shine to those who have not come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. God wants us to be the light that will enable others to come and glorify His name.
Memory verse: Ecclesiastes 2:13
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of light.”