In Matthew 5:13-16, The Message, Jesus said, “Let me tell you why you are here…You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine!” God says we have been made “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). But for too long, we, His Body, have held back the witness of His glory. We have kept as a secret His goodness from the world—reserving it for ourselves and sharing it only with a few others. We are called to shine light—the good news of God’s Word—to a world steeped in the darkness of sin, a world spoiled and headed toward destruction because it lacks the Light of life. Make sure your light is turned on and shining, so people can come to know Jesus just as you know Him.