“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; ~ Matthew 5:14 AMP
Jesus said that we, His followers, are to be the light of the world. Yes, this means that we are to be the ones through which the rest of the world finds salvation, but it doesn’t stop there.
Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” ~ John 8:12 AMP
See, Jesus is calling us to be something greater than we are. And as He is calling us, we can see the entirety of what He is calling us to be, in Him. As we look at Christ, there we see what His plan for our life is.
And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit. ~2 Corinthians 3:18 AMP
But what exactly does it mean to be the light of the world, in entirety? It means being like Christ was; a friend to the brokenhearted, incondescending ( not looking down on others because we perceive them to be inferior), and will to stand out of a crowd.
The Samaritan woman asked Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?” (For Jews had nothing to do with Samaritans). ~ John 4:9 AMP
Jesus was a Jew, but inasmusch as Jews and Samaritans didn’t see eye to eye, He went on to speak to the Samaritan Woman at Jacob’s well. He understood that the strife between Samaritans and Jews was because Jews despised the Samaritans and He acted out of love and as a fruit of this love, the Samaritan Woman believed, and so did most of her township.
I assure you and most solemnly say to you, anyone who believes in Me [as Savior] will also do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these [in extent and outreach], because I am going to the Father. ~ John 14:12 AMP
In this time, there are many people going through tough times, hurdles in their lives. I’m not asking you to multiply their bread, I’m asking you to hold their hand, even if they’re not Christians, find the heart to say, “I do not condemn you…” And in due course, they will “go and sin no more.”Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13 NLTKeep Shining, you’re the light!Keep Trusting, He is your guide!God Bless!