Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
“Let your light shine before others.” Not so that others will look and see what a great person you are. Not so that you can get credit for doing something good today. Not so that others will follow you. Nope. We are to let that light shine so that those who see it will glorify God.
There are no undercover Christians. We aren’t supposed to hide out and wait for Jesus to return. On the contrary, we are to stand out like the stars in the sky. We are to be so different from the world we live in that all those around us take notice.
The light of Christ is in you and in me. Do I daily let that light shine? Or do I cover it up? If my life was a game of charades, would everyone be able to guess that I’m a Christian? Not because I tell them I am but because they see His light in my actions?
Never under estimate the power of a life lived for Christ. You might not see the affect that you have on others but, as the saying goes, you may be the only Bible someone ever reads! So, go ahead and let your light shine!