Jesus was a wonderful teacher. He had the ability to take complex doctrines and issues and break them down into simple, every-day language. This story from Scripture is one of those times. Jesus said, in Matthew 5:16, that you should “let your light shine before others, so that they may see your goods deeds and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (ESV). Jesus was simply telling His followers the same thing we teach our children - “Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.”
Our spiritual function is the be a “city on a hill” and a “lamp...on a stand.” We are to reflect the light of Christ in the dark corner where He has placed us. Are we, as Harvest Baptist Church, being a spiritual flashlight in the community in which we serve? My challenge to you is to let your light shine, so that those around you may see Jesus!