Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Matthew 5:14.

I’m one of those weird people who love a power outage; I think it’s fun to get off the grid for a few hours, playing a board game, reading a book to candlelight, or just being cozy with blankets acting like a shelter of protection.

Even though there is darkness in the world, it doesn’t mean there isn’t something more powerful.

Light will always prevail.

In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:4-5.

God has a remedy for every bit of darkness in the world and that is Himself, the truest light form in the universe.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105.

When we are led by the Word of God we will have clear direction on where we need to go and what we need to do.

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16, NIV.

There is a distinct difference between light and darkness. These scriptures explain that the best place to put light is in a dark place. Yes, we live in a very dark world; evil lurks behind every corner. It may seem impossible to enhance our surroundings and make a difference. However, when you walk into your work place, you are bringing the light of God. When you walk into your child’s school, you are shining bright. When evil tries to penetrate your home, you have the power of God that will shine brilliantly through you.

God likes to place His light in places where it is most needed.

All of the miracles and moves of God in the book of Acts were done in the darkest of situations.

Diffused light does not have the same power as focused light. Focused light has tremendous power.

  • When light refracts through a prism, you can see all of its characteristics and the spectrum of colors light possesses.
  • The sun focused through a magnifying glass can light a fire.
  • Light concentrated through a laser beam can cut through steel.

Your talent, your gifting, and your resources may not be much by themselves, but when they are concentrated through the lens of the spirit, then there will be no limit to the power of God that will shine through you! We are now the body of Christ, and we need to realize who we really are. We are the bearers of light. We have the power to expel darkness from this world. Shine bright, dear sister.


Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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