This post is Day 22 of the series 31 Days in the Life of a Christian Writer. It was written in five minutes flat as part of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes ChallengeSee more posts in this series here

Today’s prompt is: LIGHT



Did you know that the word “light” appears more than 260 times in the Bible? Including the first and last chapter of the whole Bible.

In His famous Sermon on the Mount recorded in the gospel of Matthew, Jesus said these words,

“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.”

This verse sounds simple enough, but it can be easier said than done.

Obstacles get in our way.

Sometimes we feel too shy, too introverted, too scared to let our light shine in front of others. We much prefer to blend in with the darkness.

Other times we’re afraid that people will think we’re making much of ourselves, rather than trying to glorify our Father in heaven — a valid point that merits consideration.

Or perhaps you feel as if you’re in a dark, lonely season right now — in the depths of the pit. How can you possibly shine a light when you can’t even see it yourself?

But in John 8:12, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

If you are in Christ, the light is in you. You can’t help it.

Yes, we’re all broken. But I once heard a beautiful quote that said something like, “It’s through the broken cracks that the light shines through.”

Let your light shine, even if it’s through the broken cracks. 


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