There are few things more painful than stepping on one of your kid’s blocks in your bare feet in the dark. I’m exaggerating, but at that moment, the surprise pain as you grope around for the light is brutal. Turning on a light before you entered the room would’ve reduced the risk. Jesus came as a light to a dark world, and He calls you to light up your world.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Life In You
In John 8:12, Jesus tells His listeners that He is the light of the world. The Apostle John tells us in John 1:4 in Him is life, and that life is the light in us. So you are to shine that light to the whole world. Don’t hide it under a bushel but be like a city on a hill whose light is seen from afar. You should light up your world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
There is a danger that every believer needs to be aware of. That danger is walking in darkness. When you try to have the pleasures of this world and still follow Jesus, you are walking in darkness and lying to yourself. (1 John 1:4) You can’t coexist in both worlds because they go in opposite directions. You need to either go towards the light or remain in the darkness.
Light Up Your World
When you reflect the light of Jesus, you bring hope to those who are lost. Sure, some will react poorly because they love the darkness more than the light but keep shining. As you live for Christ, you will reflect the light of Christ. People watch you twice as much as they are listening—light up your world.