MATTHEW 5:14_A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Why is it that a city set on a hill cannot be hid? The answer is light. No matter how high the hill, or how thick its botanical surroundings, the lights of a whole city on a hilltop will shine through the darkness.
Unless the city is without power, or kerosene, or fire, the lights will shine. Unless every business and every family operates from dawn to dusk, the lights will shine. The lights shine for one reason – because darkness comes. Every day, darkness comes.
The primary purpose of any light is to dispel and overcome darkness. What a beautiful calling! Jesus calls His disciples to be light … to the world … to shine from a hilltop … and that light cannot be hid.
Think of your light as hope for the hopeless.
Think of your light as a guide to the lost.
Think of your light as healing for the sick of soul.
Think of your light as freedom for the captive.
The primary purpose of any light is to dispel and overcome darkness.
Surely if there is anything you need to become, it is light in this dark world. Spiritual darkness comes to the world when lights are ousted. Someone needs to turn on the lights! If you consider yourself to be a Jesus-disciple then you are called to turn on your light!
God of Glory, Thank You for changing my life from darkness to light. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ’s light dispels darkness—He will do that for me!