If you embraced my challenge, you were living the words of Jesus found in Matthew 5:16: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
The Message elaborates on this command of Jesus:
“You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors 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).”
If you made my goal your goal, and you did your best to be the peace in your piece of the world, you were cherishing a basic principle of Jesus. You were, “bringing out the God-colors” in your piece of the world, and people had the chance to see your light shining. They could see your “good works” in:
- Your warm smile they enjoyed awhile because it reflected the love of God.
- Your courteous disposition that was void of suspicion and full of sincerity.
- Your word that cheered them while others jeered them. You were the “you-can-do-it” voice they needed to hear.
- Your hand that helped them stand: You reached down, to help them stand up.
If you missed my challenge on Thursday, you can accept it today. Be a “light-bearer” for Jesus, so you can share the dazzling light of God-colors.
I would like to hear your comments: What do you think of when you think of “God-colors?”