Importance of the Lighthouse

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values, Various, Viewpoint

 
I have always been challenged and inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A city 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 men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

The comparison of Christ-followers to light is pretty humbling in a couple of ways:

1) The Greatness of the Reflection. Jesus said that He was “the light of the world” (Jn 8:12; 9:5), but for Him to say that we are also the “light of the world” is pretty awesome. This not only means that we are like Jesus, but we have a similar purpose as Jesus, which is to bring God’s light to a dark world.

2) The Greatness of the Responsibility. Shining God’s light is something that should not be taken lightly (no pun intended). There are times when we hide the light or we are not good at shining the light due to own shortcomings and failures. Nevertheless, it is a responsibility that we carry as people of the Light.

This video short-take is a reminder of the importance of our light in a dark world. The brighter the light, the greater the impact. With the start of the year 2010 right around the horizon, may we be prepared to shine His Light brightly.