#5497 – The Purpose of Light

Good morning people who fulfill the purpose that God has for you on the earth.

Luke 11:33 NIV “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.”

Sometimes we complicate truth. Sometimes we spend too much time wondering what Jesus means, rather than simply embracing and walking in what is clear. This is one such verse.

The purpose of a lamp is for the light to be seen. If you walk into a dark room and turn on the light, the reason you do this is so that you can see. The light enables you to see more clearly. A beautiful byproduct is that everyone else in the room sees more clearly too.  

Matthew 5:14-16 NIV You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Jesus tells us that we are the light of the world. Yes, He most certainly is the Light, but we too are called to be the light.

You could say it this way: Jesus is King of kings, Lord of lords, and Light of lights.

So, is your light shining in such a way that other people notice Jesus?