Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lights of the world

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. - Matthew 5:14-16
There are a couple obvious assumptions to the fact that we are the light of the world:
  1. since we are it's light, the world must reside in darkness, be it moral darkness, dark nature of sin, darkness of utter absence of good, of love, of God;
  2. no light can be hidden the same way it's impossible not to see a city built on a hill, so if we are true lights, even if we didn't say anything, or didn't do anything on purpose, or to be seen, we would still be easily recognized as good-doers, because of the light that shines from our hearts bringing it's warmth into other people's lives.
My prayer today is that I put that little spark of light that Jesus has put inside of me to good use, guiding those that are dying, rather than living, in the darkest corners of this world, leading them away from a life of misery and despair into a new life full of happiness, love and peace known only to those who are in a true relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

This way God is gonna be known as the one and only God, this way every merit, honor and praise I receive are gonna be his.