Light of The World!

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. (Matthew 5:14)

I recently read this and I felt it was worth sharing. Not long ago I went to a seamstress to have some clothing altered. As I entered her shop I was encouraged by what I saw on the walls. One sign read, “We can mend your clothes but only God can mend your heart.” Near it was a painting of Mary Magdalene weeping in anguish as the risen Christ was about to reveal Himself to her. Another sign asked, “Need prayer? Let us pray with you.”

The owner told me that she had run this small business for fifteen years. “We’ve been surprised how the Lord has worked here through the statements of faith we have posted in different places. A while back someone trusted Christ as their Savior right here. It is amazing to watch God work.” I told her I too was a Christian and commended her for telling others about Christ in her workplace.

Not all of us are able to be so bold in our workplace, but we can find many creative and practical ways of showing others unexpected love, patience, and kindness wherever we are. Since leaving that shop, I’ve been thinking about how many ways there are to live out our Lord’s statement: “Ye are the light of the world” (Matt. 5:14).

Dear Father, use me to be a light today to the world around me. I love You and want others to know and love You too. Amen.

God pours His love into our hearts to flow out to others’ lives.
I recently read this and it made me think of how every day I remind myself and my children to show the Love of Christ. My prayer for you is that you also show the Love of Christ today and every day by showing unexpected love, patience, and kindness. You never know the impact you will make on someones life by being a light in this dark world.   

Have a wonderful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading is Matthew 5:1-16