Missionary C.T. Studd wisely stated, “The light that shines farthest shines brightest nearest home.” The light that shines in our public life will be greatly determined by whether or not our light is shining in our private life. Can those in your home testify to seeing the light of Jesus in you?
In scripture we see that God is Light and Jesus is Light. It is almost shocking then when we hear Jesus say to His disciples, “You are the light of the world”! How does this work? Just like the moon can only be light as it reflects the light of the sun, so we as disciples of Christ can only be light as we reflect Christ. We have no light in ourselves. It is the very life and light of Jesus that is to shine through us!