Matthew 5:14 – Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
One of my favorite hymns is The Sevant Song by Richard Gillard. While the tune is moving, what I enjoy are the words. The lyrics if this lovely worship songare simultaneously inspiring, comforting, and challenging.
The first stanza reads as follows…
Brother, sister let me serve you.
Let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant, too.
Following the message of Christ that we hear in the hymn, we understand that we are to illuminate the world. What is the original source of that Light? Jesus said, “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world” John 9:5. Now since He is no longer in the world, He calls upon us to be that Light.
Think of it this way. Have you ever seen a lighthouse built in the middle of a forest or a watchtower built low to the ground? Of course not. These things would be completely ineffective in such places. So too, our witness and service must be public and noticeable.
Hold you light high! Be Christ to those around you, glorifying God.