“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 NIV
“While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:5 NIV
Do you remember what God’s first creation was on the very first day of the world? Right! God created light. Into the black nothingness, God spoke, “Let there be light,” and the light cut through the darkness and pushed it back. Light defined the first day.
That created light is necessary for life. Without light there would be no green plants, no fruits or vegetables. I love apples. What is your favorite plant food? Without plants there would be no animals that eat plants to live. And without the plant eaters, there would be no animals that eat them to live. And there would be no humans. There would be no life. Light is life in God’s created world.
The Bible tells us that God is light. Not only did God create light but He is light. And just like the created light is life, so our God is the light of our life. His love shines on us. His Word lights our path. His presence pushes out the darkness and the fears. His grace surrounds us with brilliant forgiveness. His protection gleams around us.
In the verses above, Jesus is telling us that He is light and that each of us need to let our light shine before others. What does that mean? What is your light? Your light is the reflection of God’s light in you!
Shine Your Light!
God loves you, so shine love.
God forgives you, so shine forgiveness.
God protects you, so shine protection.
God provides for you, so shine provision.
God is good to you, so shine goodness.
God is light, so shine His light.
Shine your light so others can see God!
This week, talk with your parents about shining God’s light. How do they shine God’s light? Talk with them about how you can shine. Pick someone that needs God’s light. Choose something you can do for them so that they can see God shining through you.
Blessings and shine your light!