Light of the World

Low Lying Mist Over River Spey, Strathspey, Scotland

You are the light of the world. A town built 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

You and I: We are the light of the world!

Our light however doesn’t simply come from our own ‘greatness’ but rather, it is the reflected light of the truth of God.  If we fill ourselves with Christ, if we fill ourselves with His love, His righteousness and His attitude of service, then we reflect these attributes to a world that is desperate for them.  But wait… isn’t that easier said than done?

The answer to that question is a definite “maybe”.

If we are willing to put self aside, to serve others and to immerse ourselves in His Word, then it isn’t so difficult; in fact it will come naturally.  On the other hand, if we can’t get over looking out for number one, or always putting self first… or if we are simply too busy to pray and study God’s Word, then we will never grow enough.

With that said, the choice is ours.  Will we commit ourselves to something greater than self, or will we live in a small world dominated by the unholy trinity: Me, Myself and I?

Would you like to live a happy, full and satisfied life?  If so, reflect the light of God’s love.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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15 Responses to Light of the World

  1. paulfg says:

    Joan Armatrading. Lovely song! And your words brought to mind fireflies. That’s “what they do”. And they add beauty and wonder just by being themselves. It’s what they were designed to do and to be. Made me pause and think And I now have a great picture and a great song in my head today! Thank you.

  2. dyfedwyn says:

    Great writing, as ever, but such a fantastic photo too! Yours?

  3. Wm Haney says:

    Once in awhile, you have to do self first. Today, I tried something during the newscast that “freaked out” the system and we had not video but audio. The morning producer, having a lousy morning with other things, wrote up for all to see that I “sat in black”. Normally, I would let it go but today, I had to let an erroneous assessment not get ignored. I definately know what you mean but when others like to cast the false judgements or total ignorance, sometimes you are forced to stand up for yourself.

  4. Great post, great photo!

  5. novusanima says:

    Beautiful photo, goes perfectly with the words as well.
    Blessings, brother,
    N

  6. vwoods1212 says:

    Great picture. Very attractive.

  7. Beautifully written and a beautiful photo–truly a blessing. Thank you!

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