Robert Griffith | 24 September 2023
Robert Griffith
24 September 2023

 

Matthew 5:14-15  “You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.”

I recently saw a satellite image of our world – taken at night. Places in Europe were lit up like a Christmas tree but other places like China and North Korea were completely dark.

As marvelled at this amazing photo, I couldn’t help but wonder: if we were to take a spiritual satellite image of our world, where would the light and darkness be? Would the light be switched?

How bright is my own light?

Is it glowing brightly enough for others to see? Or is it a dull radiance that is barely perceived?

I believe many of us know a lot ABOUT God. We know about God like we know about our favourite actor, singer, or band member. We’ve may even pride ourselves on our knowledge of God. We’ve loaded up on information about God through Bible studies, sermons and spiritual books but have we neglected to develop an intimate, personal relationship with Him? We may quote verses, tell other people how they should live but neglect to live in close relationship with God ourselves. We live self-centred, self-serving lives. Where is our light?

Is our life just meaningless words or are we truly living what we say we believe?

How bright is your light?

Think of a part of your life that you have kept dim; maybe it’s the side of you that comes out at your child’s sporting events or when you take a night off with your friends, or even your workplace. Intentionally bring a little light into those places this week by using positive speech, unconditional love, and the presence Jesus!