“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:14, NIV
John was eager to share the love of Jesus with others. He talked frequently with his co-workers, friends, and family about how becoming a Christian had changed his life. He was enthusiastic and prayed for more opportunities to show God’s love.
But John didn’t just talk about the love of God. He tried to live out his faith, too. He brought a get well gift for his co-worker’s son who was ill. He cut the lawn for his elderly neighbors and refused to accept payment for it. He helped out at his local soup kitchen.
Christians are called to be lighthouse in the world—to boldly shine the light of God to those who are in darkness. How you shine that light will depend on how God has gifted you and where He’s called you.
One young woman with a chronic illness can’t attend church physically but she writes letters to church members that are going through difficult times. Another woman runs a special nursery program for single moms, watching their kids so they can take much needed breaks.
If you’re not sure how God has called you to serve, ask Him. Pray for opportunities to appear. When they do, show up and shine Jesus. This might mean being there for a friend who’s just been diagnosed with cancer, becoming a foster parent, or taking time to visit with the elderly in a nursing home.
God, show me how I can shine Your light today! I want the world around me to know You and how amazing Your love is. I’m Yours…use me as You will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.