Let Your Light Shine

We face the reality every day of living in a world that looks nothing like what God would want it to be. The world we live in does not value the things God would want us to value, and it lives in ways that are contrary to God’s plan and purpose. And it’s into this world that we have been sent to share the good news and make Jesus known.
The problem is that many Christians today don’t seem all that different from the rest of the world. They talk like the world, act like the world, value what the world values, and chase after the things of this world. Far too many professing Christians keep their faith to themselves, and if you look at their lives, it’s not all that obvious they’re Christians at all. How can we expect to reach lost people if we look just like them? Look at what Jesus said to his followers. 

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and
put it under a basket, but on a stand and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your
light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father
who is in heaven. –Matthew 5:14-16
We are the light of the world, church. Don’t put your light under a basket. The world needs the light you have. Let it shine!