[The Glory Unveiled]
“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. ( Luke 11:33 )
A lamp does not cease to be a lamp just because it is hidden beneath a bowl. In the verse of scripture above, the state of the lamp or its purpose is not debated. It is rather its location that is being discussed, thus where it is placed verses where it should be placed. Also Jesus, in addressing His audience with this verse, did not say that “so that people may see and not walk in darkness when they come into the house”. Instead, He said, “so that those who come in (to the house) may see the light”. So we will agree that the goal is to make the light visible and not necessarily the lamp. Therefore, it wouldn’t matter where the lamp is located, once it’s light can be seen. We have been called as Believers to reflect light to a dark world. Jesus said in another place that we are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). The reason why a lamppost or lamp stand will be necessary is not for the lamp but for the light to reach distant places. The lamp stand to us may be people and institutions or opportunities that may help us to reach to many more people with the light we carry in us. Our light, (virtues) and attributes of God mirrored through us will reach distant people when the right opportunities are mounted. You are the light of a dark world. Don’t hide your rays. Let the world see because you are here.
Prayer_Bead: Gracious Lord, Aba Father, thank you for giving me the opportunity to mirror your light to a dark world. Position me with the right people and places so that I could reach many people with your illumination.
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