You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand,
and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Merriam-Webster defines a lighthouse as “A structure with a powerful light that gives a continuous or intermittent signal to navigators.”
You might be thinking, “Yeah, but they’re referring to a structure being a tower or a building of sorts.”
You, my friend, are that tower. You are that structure.
In a world filled with chaos, hate, pride, and selfish motives; we need Jesus more than ever.
We live in an time where it is so easy to say, “Where is God during all of this?” I’ve seen it asked on the internet numerous times after the horrid mass shooting in Las Vegas this past weekend.
And that is a valid question.
But what people, even some Christians, don’t understand is that WE make up the body of Christ. When people are asking where God is, they’re really asking where we are. We are the physical aspect of Jesus Christ until the day He returns.
It is up to us to do what Christ would do if He were here. Would He just send a few bucks to a GoFund Me account?
Lend a hand to your neighbor, serve, show people there is good in the world.
We don’t need to be shoving scripture after scripture down people’s throats in a Facebook comment.
God will give you a time and opportunity to reveal a relevant scripture to someone in due time but when atrocities happen, sometimes the best way to spread the gospel is to just act like Jesus would.
We need to be the lighthouse that guides them to salvation.
God is at the wheel, but we are the physical beacon they can see on earth that will spark that curiosity and ultimately guide them to Him.
There is a reason Christians are called to be set apart from others. We are called to a higher standard.
It is during our hardest times and darkest days that people will wonder, “You have had all this horrible stuff happen to you, how are you still so cheerful? How are you not angry?”
The answer is simple, we have Jesus.
We can’t only praise Jesus when times are good. We have to praise Him in the darkness as well. He will always find a way to turn our darkness into light.
Jesus is the only way.
We are the lighthouse, but Jesus is the port.
The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed,
A refuge in times of trouble.
And those who know Your name
will put their trust in You;
For You, Lord, have not forsaken
those who seek You.”
(photo credit-Luke Porter)