Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father in heaven.

(Matthew 5:16)

LORD Jesus, we praise You, for You are the Light that came down into this dark world. You are the Light who is light to our path. Forgive us, O God, we pray, whenever we want to have it our own way and therefore continue to walk in darkness. Open our eyes, LORD Jesus, and help us to see. Give us a hunger for  the Bread of Heaven, and let us taste and see that Your Word is good. Bless us, precious LORD, we ask, and let our delight be in You. In Jesus’ holy name we pray. Amen.

Have you ever walked into a dark room while trying to find your way around? Perhaps you even knew the room before walking into it, but you still had trouble finding your place. This happened to me yesterday. I stretched out my arms in search for things while worrying that I might bump into anything. And I thought I knew that room by heart… 

After you read today’s verse, what came to your mind? Did you think about who or what your light is? Or did it trigger any idea/s about good works? How many times do we read verses like this one, giving more thought to “our light” and “our good works” instead of thinking about the target that they should aim for?


We need to let our light shine in a way so that it will point others to the “true Light” which gave us our light (John 1:9). We are created in Christ Jesus for good works (Ephesians 2:10), and these works, wherever and whenever they happen and/or are mentioned by others, have to glorify our Father in heaven. 

Let your light shine that others may see your good works and glorify God today.

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