How difficult it is to be in our homes and not have electricity or not even have a lamp to light it and put it in a place where our home illuminates, it is also difficult to drive and not have lights in the car (which is illegal) or that the street lamps are off. This must be very difficult and we all know it, since light is something essential to be able to shine in the midst of darkness. Who of us likes to live in darkness?
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 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.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
The introductory text has been a way for us to understand what this passage that Jesus expressed means. The first thing is that Jesus says: “You are the light of the world.” In the same way that a light shines in our homes and in the city, we also shine in this world, in what way can we enlighten our society? We can do it through our works, through our actions, showing them the love of God.
We can not go around the world showing ourselves as equal people to non-believers, we must, with our acts, put on high the Word of God, that they understand that there is something different in us, something that can give them light, something that can bring them from the darkness to the light. We must think about this every moment of our short life, think and say: In what way can I shine in my society?
Something very important that we can also get out of here is: “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”. This means that if we are really the light of this world we can not be isolated, we can not be hidden where those who are in darkness can not see us, we have to be visible, expressing the Word of God with our actions and with our words.
Friends, let us light up in the midst of this world that is going downhill for sin and let our light shine before all, so that our good works may be seen, and everyone may glorify our Father who is in heaven, as our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 5:16.