Sony’s Thoughts: Letting Our Light Shine
“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).
I’ve wondered at times why we don’t see more souls coming to know God. With everything Christ has done for us and everything He has to offer, why aren’t more people willing to embrace and receive Him? I feel like it is largely due to our lack of witness. Sure, we may give out tracts and explain what they need to be saved but are we really living a life that the world would like to live? Is it obvious that we have something that they can’t live without?
Jesus told us to let our light shine. Are we doing that? I picture a city that doesn’t know sunshine. It is pitch black and everyone gropes around aimlessly. Finally a light appears in the middle of town and people become drawn to it. They begin to see how dirty and bruised they are from running into things and beating each other up. Now that they can see, they notice a stream nearby where they begin to clean up. Sure it will take a while for their bodies to be totally healed and for every bit of dirt to come off but at least they have a start. That is the affect that Christians should have on unbelievers. We should radiate with Christ’s joy and His peace and love so that others desire what we have, that they know their life is worth nothing but they desire what Jesus has to offer.
Yes, satan is alive and well, but I don’t see him as the biggest deterrent. Are we truly letting our light shine so that others can see Jesus and know what they are missing if they don’t accept Him?