“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matt. 5:14).
We learned from Pastor Christy last Sunday that God’s strength is always sufficient. Jesus gives sight to all in need who ask and seek.
This is true. God does not promise that life will always be easy, as we currently know all too well, but God’s always gives sight. In fact, sight or, put another way, God’s presence within us, comes readily. God does not play with humans by offering a promise and providing the ability to receive it, then placing obstacles in its way or yanking it away just as humans draw near, like a vaudeville trickster with a dollar bill on a string. Instead, to paraphrase Revelation 22:17, the water of life is available to anyone who thirsts. Right now, all of us are very thirsty, and the water is to be had.
We should act like we know it. In our daily lives, we should carry ourselves as if we realize that God is with us. A city on hill just cannot be hidden. True, currently this is more difficult because all of us are struggling. But deep down we know that the water of life courses through our veins, and this knowledge should be apparent to those who encounter us. Almost certainly, hard times lie ahead, but we should try not to let it get us down too much. Tell yourself that “this little light of mine; I’m gonna let it shine.” Once we decide to let it shine, it will mostly just happen naturally. When we know that God is with us, that God’s strength is sufficient, and that God gives sight to all who seek, the light blinks on naturally, and it cannot be hidden.
At least, this is how it happens normally. In these times, if we let a light shine that fits the context, we help. For now, do what you can. And, whatever else, don’t let your light go out.
For your listening pleasure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk2CzmYjx2A
~Steve Longenecker, BWCOB Moderator