From Pastor Gary…
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 they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5: 14-16)
During the day, the sun shines directly on our side of the earth. It brings light, and warmth, and life. We can see in the light of the day. During the night we no longer see the sun, but we still see its light and feel its effects as it reflects off the moon onto the dark side of the earth.
There was a day when Jesus, the light of the world, walked on the earth. He shined the light of God’s love into the darkness of this sinful world. God displayed his love through the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.
Jesus returned to heaven, but we, the people of God, reflect His light into the darkness of the world. We reflect His light when we unconditionally love others. The greatest act of love we can display is to tell others about the greatest act of love ever - Christ’s suffering and death on the cross. In so doing, Jesus payed the price required for the sin of Mankind. His death was the payment for your sins.
Gracious Father, shine the light of your love through us so that others may know your Son as Savior and Lord. Amen.
Verse of the day:
The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. (Romans 13:12)