Matthew 5:14

You are the light of the world. A City on a Hill cannot be hidden. ~Matthew 5:14~

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Light of the World

In His Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5, Jesus begins with the Beatitudes.You've all heard them - and perhaps even taken them to heart. There is a wealth of blessing within these poetic words, but many people disregard what comes right after the Beatitudes. This morning while reading further, I was reminded that we, as Christians, are supposed to "let our light shine."

             Jesus gave this example: "You are the light of the world.  A city 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 men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."  Matthew 5:13-16

I have been moved to do a blog that hopefully does exactly that...let my light shine. My intention is not to judge or to cram my beliefs down anyone's throat.  I only want to keep a record of my own journey - and I would  like to share new discoveries as I travel through life: insights into the Word of God, lessons learned, blessings, divine interventions, and anything else that I feel the Lord is teaching me.

I am not planning to advertise this blog the same way as I do my writer's blog. Instead, I'd like to trust the Lord to lead people here in His own way and in His own timing as He sees fit.  I believe this is something He has led me to do, and  I have no idea how often - or even what I will be posting.  My prayer is that He will guide me so that the words I write, the scriptures I quote, the stories I tell, and even the pictures I post are exactly what He knows someone, somewhere needs to see.

So for now, in this modest beginning, I will share with you a verse that I have placed right in the middle of my refrigerator door as a reminder of what is expected of me each and every day.  It is amazing how simple it sounds, and I love how beautifully it is summed up in two sentences:

Thank you for visiting.


  1. Awesome blog! Soli Deo Gloria!

  2. Thanks, Amy! It's been brewing in my mind for quite some right after I started my other blog! ♥

  3. Lovely site. And great pictures. I love hilltops. And it seems every day a little bit of your light shines on me.

  4. Thanks, mom! Do you recognize the photo at the top? I love hilltops too! ♥

  5. Excellent post. I'm experiencing some of these issues as well..


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