For many of us, being a Christian is easy… on a Sunday, in a church building, in worship, in the company of other Christians, etc. Come Monday morning and the other days of the week, however, and all of a sudden we’re afraid of who we are. Why is that?
If we read Matthew 5:14-16 we will do well to remember that Jesus told us: “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.”
As followers of Christ this is what we are: ‘the light of the world’.
In John Chapter 1 we are told that “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.”
This ‘true light’ is Jesus, and ‘his coming into the world’ we celebrate at Christmas time.