標 題： 你們是光
經 節： 你們的光也當這樣照在人前，叫他們看見你們的好行為，便將榮耀歸給你們在天上的父。（馬太福音五章16節）
your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify
your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)
There is no mistaking the effect of light
upon a darkened place. Light boldly and unabashedly announces its presence and
vigorously dispels darkness. God’s desire is to fill you with His light. He
wants you to shine as a brilliant testimony of His presence and power in your
life, so that the darkness in the lives of those around you will be displaced
by the light of God’s glory.
If, however, you notice the world around
you becoming darker and darker, don’t blame the darkness! It is simply doing
what darkness does. The only remedy for darkness is light. If the world is
becoming darker, the problem is not with the darkness. The problem is with the
light. Jesus said His disciples should be the “light of the world” (Matt.
5:14). What an awesome responsibility—to be the ones through whom God would
shine His divine light and dispel the darkness from around others! In
announcing His own coming, Jesus said, “The people who sat in darkness have
seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death.
Light has dawned” (Matt. 4:16).
There was no ignoring Jesus’ arrival upon
earth! Darkness was dispelled! Everywhere Jesus went, God’s truth was boldly
proclaimed, people were healed, hypocrisy was exposed, and sinners found
forgiveness. The world was never the same once the Father introduced His light
through His Son. Can that be said of you as well? Do your coworkers recognize
the light that is within you? Does the presence of Christ radiate from your
home into your community? When God’s light is allowed to shine unhindered
through your life, the darkness around you will be dispelled.