How is this for our 2019 congregational theme? Let Your Light Be Seen in 2019. Light is characteristic of the people of Jesus in its total brightness and warmth. Jesus’ influence makes us genuine and pure and able to shine into the darkness of the world. Christ is the Light of the world and it is His light in us that enables us to shine for His glory.
The children sing, “This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine…”, but these words provide an accurate truth for all the people of God. Jesus is the Light of the World. No light can radiate brightness and warmth without consuming itself. After Jesus rose the from the grave, He sent his disciples out to be an extension of His light in this world.
We are going to be traveling through “The Beatitudes” in our Sunday morning lessons together. The attitudes we find we are to develop in the first part of Matthew Chapter Five will help generate the shining light we are to have as God’s people. I will emphasize in these lessons what it means to let our lights shine and how we can do it. No “ifs, ands, or buts about it,” my genuineness as a follower of Jesus is measured by the degree this little light of mine shines for Jesus.