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Abiding Above - December 16, 2013

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You Are The Light Of The World

December 16, 2013

Jesus said in Matthew 5: 14-16 - “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Jesus was teaching in these verses that the supreme function of the light is to shine. My friend, we are to shine for Jesus in our home just like a candle on a candlestick. Sometimes the people who are most vocal in prayer meetings have little or no testimony in their homes.

Our witness in the world will count for little if there is no real testimony of our witness in our home with our family. We are also to shine for Jesus publicly. The light that shines brightest shines farthest. Wherever we go as Christians, people should see the beauty of Jesus in you. This is not to say we should endeavor to draw attention to ourselves, but rather to reflect the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ. People are not to see our lamps, but the light!

A little boy was taken by his mother to see a famous cathedral as an afternoon excursion. As he saw the sunbeams shining through the stained glass windows he asked the minister, “Who are those people on the windows?” They are saints, the minister whispered. Later that evening the little boy’s father asked him what he had learned at the cathedral. The little boy said, “I now know what saints are. They are people who let the light shine through.”

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