Embed from Getty Images“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 NASB
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus makes the statement above talking about the difference we make in the world. After researching this verse in a number of translations, I’ve noticed something about the nature of our ministry on earth. Jesus calls the light, the work and the Father, ours. His words are “your light”, and “your good works” and “your Father.”
The actions we take and the deeds we do on earth are ours. The sovereign God of the universe, the Creator, the Everlasting Father, has granted us a light. It is His light, but it shines through us. It is affected by us. It is seen by others as a result of the good works we do. Jesus calls it ours.
He also calls the good works ours. Our actions matter. Our choices matter. When you choose to do something, just because of who you are and who you follow, you shine your light and glorify your Father.
Every minute of every day, you have the opportunity to join the God of the universe in the only eternal miraculous struggle. You can do something that will shine forever and count for eternity. You are the only one who can let your light shine. Will you?
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