“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).Text — Matthew 5:13-16
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it,” said Edith Wharton. Indeed the Christian youths should let others see Jesus in them where ever they go. Ina Duley Ogdon wrote the hymn, Brighten the Corner Where You Are. One of its stanzas says:
“Here for all your talent you may surely find a need,
Here reflect the Bright and Morning Star,
Even from your humble hand the bread of life may feed,
Brighten the corner where you are.”
Jesus is the Light of the world, the Sun of righteousness (John 8:12; Malachi 24:2), sent by His Heavenly Father to redeem the world from eternal damnation, the ultimate end of bondage to sin and Satan. All who repent of their sins and receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour are transformed into little lights of righteousness that lead other sinners out of their sinful darkness. Thus converted, one becomes empowered to mirror the life of Jesus, reflecting the fullness of His power, glory and dominion here in this world. The choice is yours.
Jesus is the Light of the world
Wouldn’t you love to mirror Jesus?
Prayer for today
Strengthen me, Oh God, to keep reflecting Jesus the Light always.