April 24, 2024

Scarlett Kiowski
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
John 1:5

Did you know that there is a town in Alaska that doesn’t see the sun for 60 plus days? I also recently discovered that they have light therapy lamps that are designed to help boost people’s moods. Light is essential to our well being. It helps determine time, weather, clarity, and so much more. I have friends who can’t stand an overcast day due to the absence of sunlight!!

As believers in Jesus we are called to be the light. God wants us to yield to His Spirit and walk in obedience. In other words God wants our lives to be a reflection of His love and goodness because if we don’t shine bright, who will?

In Matthew 5:14 Jesus calls us “the light of the world”. He goes on to say that you don’t light a lamp and put it under a bowl but you put it on a stand so that it can give light to everyone. Jesus ends this passage in verse 16 by saying, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Jesus, help us shine!