If you grew up in church, you know the child’s song about hiding our light under a bushel.
We must let our light shine! Uncover our Christian witness! Let people see our life through the lens of our Lord!
The biblical reference comes from Matthew 5:15-16.
“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. 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.”
So, in children’s church, we sing about not hiding our light under a bushel. We lift our candle, and it shows Jesus to the world.
Now here’s the good stuff. We’re not just candles for Christ. We’re fiber-optic warriors, shining the light of Jesus’ love on everyone we meet.
Ephesians 5:8 says:
“For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”
We were darkness.
A strand of fiber optics is nothing when the power is off, just a dull strip of glass or plastic. It illuminates nothing.
Now we are light.
We are filled with the light of Jesus. We carry it with us. And like a strand of fiber optics, the light that flows through us spills out the end, brighter and more brilliant that anyone could imagine possible.
God doesn’t want us to be a candle, either under a bushel or uncovered. A candle lights just a small area. A strand of fiber optics, that’s a different tale indeed. The brighter the light we feed into it, the more brilliant it is when we release it at the end.
Our fiber-optic life for God. We are to shine so brilliantly with him that people are amazed at how much of Christ we spill out over them.
We must walk as children of light. The time to start is now.
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