Across the Preacher’s Desk: The Light of The World

June 6, 2024 - With the storms of the past week, we have all seen what it like when the lights go out. We are accustomed to the darkness of night, and yet, there is always some light even then. The light from the street lights or security lights filters through the window, there is the light from the digital clock and the lights on the other various appliances that are plugged in. Then, many times we have a “night-light” of some fashion that burns during the night. Yet, when the power completely fails, we are plunged into a black darkness we are not accustomed to.

That darkness when the power goes out is the kind of darkness a world without the light of Jesus Christ experiences. It is the kind of darkness a world without the influence of Christian people experiences. Jesus told his followers in the Sermon On The Mount (Matthew 5:14) that they were the light of the world. As followers of Jesus Christ, those who belong to Him are to let their light shine so that those who see their good works will glorify God, the Father in Heaven.

To plain, provincial people Jesus said, “Ye are the light of the world!” The light that Christians have is indispensable to the solution of the problems of mankind. As Christians, we are to let our light shine brightly and conspicuously. Just as light influences the darkness, we are to influence the world around us. The question is, how are we doing with that? Is our light shining brightly for God?

It’s something to think about... tbp

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