tybee-islandI’ve always loved lighthouses. The way they stand stall amidst a storm, and the way they guide boats to remind them where the shore is. My youth group took a trip to the Outer Banks one summer to lead a Vacation Bible School. We took a trip down the shore to see the great Cape Hatteras lighthouse. On our way back, we passed a smaller lighthouse. One of the guys in my group said, “You know, all the darkness in the world can’t put a light. It will still shine.”

I think of that moment when the darkness overwhelms me. All the darkness in the world can’t put out the light that God has put in me or you. Though the storms may gather and toss, the light will still shine and stand because I am God’s child and that can never be taken away from me. It also is a beacon to others.

Jesus told us in Matthew that we are the light of the world. What a promise! We are called to be that light, that hope in the darkness to others.

Where can you let your light shine today?

“You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.”