Let it Shine

Re:Verse passage – Matthew 5:13-16 (day seven)  

 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket. vs 15

In this advent season, we celebrate the incarnation. John tells us that God became flesh and dwelt among us. Hillsong, inspired by John 1, wrote, “Light of the world, you stepped down into darkness.” The Light came to us and purposely surrounded Himself in  darkness in order that we could have Light in all of us and the darkness would be exposed and expelled. That is Love!

What is expected of us in return? We are sent out into the world to let our Light shine in the darkness. Which means we need to purposely surround ourself in darkness. Though it is true that  if more lights gather together, their cumulative light shines brighter, but how can darkness be exposed if the  lights are stagnant? In an attempt to make our lights brighter, we end up  hiding them under a basket of comfortability. In this advent season, how might you be able to bring Light to the darkness? What do you need to do to get out of your comfort zone and expose and expel darkness?

Author: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson is the Associate Pastor for Students.

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