The Light Within

Happy New Year, everyone! The Thought for the Day is pleased to be back after a holiday recess.

Luke 8:16-18

16 “No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. 17 For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light. 18 Then pay attention to how you listen; for to those who have, more will be given; and from those who do not have, even what they seem to have will be taken away.” NRSV

The light of Christ is within all who have confessed him as Lord of their lives. The question always before us is whether or not we will let that light shine fully through us or hide it or only let it shine when it’s convenient for us or when it doesn’t cost us anything or when it won’t single us out from the non-believer-crowd we hang with? In this passage Jesus is telling us that whether or not we hide his light within or temper its usage, our motivations for doing so are always known by God.

So, let your light so shine wherever you go. It’s a warm and welcoming light.

Be a blessing to someone today!

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