“Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:16
In Webster’s New World Dictionary, light is defined as radiant energy by which one sees. As an artist, as one who loves imagery, I find the definition intriguing. When I think of light as radiant energy, I think of an aura, or a halo, especially when thinking spiritually.
The one true source of all light is Jesus. He is that radiant energy by which one sees, the Light of The World. We are to be light also; letting it shine forth from within each one of us to reflect His radiant energy, His Glory to all. Psalm (112:4) says it perfectly, “They shine through the darkness, a light for the upright; they are gracious, merciful, and just.”
To make your light shine even brighter and keep it burning brightly for all to see, spend time with Jesus. Spend time in His Word daily. Start each morning with a Bible verse, a prayer, and some time in silence with Jesus. Fill your heart with His Spirit, His Truth, His Light, and then you can’t help but shine forth. It will be as so beautifully stated in Isaiah 58:8, “Then your light shall break forth like the dawn …” and as in Isaiah 58:10, “Then light shall rise for you in the darkness, and the gloom shall become for you like midday.”
My light, your light, our light, His Light … that radiant energy by which one Sees! May His Light shine forth from me to you, from you to others, and from others out to whole world. His Light shall rise from the darkness!