Light in the City
Written by Colin Shaw
25 August 2015
Back in N.Z. after time out it is so encouraging to hear great stories of Christians being salt and light in their city or town.
After Jesus’ words in Matthew 5, known as the beatitudes, Jesus told those listening they were to be salt and light in their communities. He said:
“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colours in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 MSG (Emphasis mine)
Proverbs 4:18 says ‘ the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day. ‘
Be encouraged, the light is getting brighter.
Until next time