“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lmap and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
When Jesus says that we are something, then certainly without a doubt, undeniably, irrevocably, we are that which He said we are – and He said we are the light of the world, so therefore we are the light of the world, no question about it. What makes us the light of the world is the question? Is it our good works? Is it our ambition to do right? Is it the way we think? What is it?
He is the Light of the World.
John 1 says that “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend (overpower) it.” The Word is a He – John 1.14 says that “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” This is Jesus! The Word is Jesus!
If we have received Jesus as Lord and Savior, then certainly this statement in
Galatians is the truth – “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…” This is not to say that I no longer exist, but rather that the nature I had before I had gotten saved, the fallen nature, the sin nature that I once had, is now removed and Christ, the Word, dwells on the inside of me.
Since this is the case, then we carry that Light which was spoken of in
John 1, “In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men”. We are the vessel of light to all men. Men should see this great Light on the inside of us who have received Jesus as our Lord.
If the Word is light and God is love, then the Word is love too. Men shall know that we are His (Jesus’) disciples because we have love for one another.
Let’s shine the light of Jesus Christ by sharing the love which we have freely received. Jesus said in
Matthew 10:8, “Freely you have received, freely give”. Be that vessel of love, be the light that Jesus said you are!