You are the light of the world. ~ Matthew 5:14-16
你 们 是 世 上 的 光 。 ~ 馬 太 福 音 5:14-16
Today’s verse is something that Jesus said to the people who came to listen to him. We come to listen to him too, right? So he is also speaking to us. He says that we — you and I — are the light of the world. Look at the picture, with the light from the sun shining on the world. Jesus said that’s us. Wow. It’s a good thing Jesus went on to explain what he meant!
Jesus explained that no one turns on lamp and then covers it up so no one can see the light. That would be silly! Instead, the lamp is there to light up the room so people can see. In the same way, we are supposed to light up the world with good deeds, so people will see goodness and love instead of dark things like evil and hate. And then they will praise God. So let’s do it!
Our Father, thank you for giving us a job to do wherever we live. Help us to make the world a brighter place for everyone by doing good things for the people and the animals and the natural world around us. We praise you, Father, because you are good, and we want to be good too. Amen