You can do something you know you’re going to regret, but you do it anyway… then comes the guilt, that awful feeling in the pit of your stomach, wishing you could hit the re-wind button and fix it, but knowing that is impossible… then what? Your light goes out, maybe not completely out, yet, but dims a little. John 1:3-5 Everything was created through him; nothing—not one thing!—came into being without him. What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out. Jesus came into the world and he was the Light. Before I say anything more, one more scripture, Matthew 5:14-16 Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. Every now and then there is a phenomenon in the sky called an eclipse. That is when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, completely blocking our light. Even chickens will begin to roost, thinking it is nighttime! When we let the ‘cares of this life’ come between us and the Son shine, our light goes out! I was watching the light play, reflect, and change colors in the diamonds on my hand, the light playing off those diamonds was brilliant and I was enjoying the little fireworks display, the elevator door opened and I stepped out into the dark garage still looking at my rings and suddenly without light there was no sparkle, fireworks all gone, why? The light had gone out, they are only reflectors of light, there is no light within them, they cannot shine without being shined ON, therefore, the diamonds were no longer beautiful, they could have been simple pieces of glass.
Reflector: a body, surface, or device that reflects light, heat, sound, or the like. If Jesus is the ‘light of the world’, then He shines on us. As Christians then, shouldn’t we act as reflectors of that light so that the light is then shined on others around us? Whenever you let anything come between you and the “Light”, yours automatically goes out, and you are no different than a piece of carbon lying within the walls of a cave, undiscovered to be the diamond that you really are. In the NKJV Matthew 5:16 says Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!