For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! (Ephesians 5:8)
Have you ever tried to stop light from spreading? You can put your hand over a flashlight in a dark room, but the light will still spill out around your fingers. It may even shine through them, causing them to glow pink in the thinner spots.
Sure, you could put a bucket over the flashlight, but would the light really be gone? Not at all. The inside of that bucket would still be lit up even if you couldn’t see it from the outside.
The light of Christ has the same effect within you. You used to be full of darkness, but now His light is illuminating your insides, giving life to your soul. Whether you see it or not, it’s there. And nothing will ever be able to turn it off.
However, just like the flashlight, it’s up to us whether we share it with others. We can keep it hidden, or we can allow it to shine on those around us. Jesus made it pretty clear what He is hoping you will choose though.
So don’t hide God’s light. Let it shine! Love others with the love of Christ. Offer the same grace and forgiveness that He offered you.
Be a beacon of hope for those who are still wandering in the darkness.
After all, isn’t that what it means to live as people of light?