In Matthew 5, The Message says it beautifully: 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 has made us light, not just to get attention, but to bring out God-colors in the world. We shine not to paint the world in monochrome, but to show blues, purples, yellows, reds… Brilliant colors of God’s love. His hope. His peace.
I believe part of our call as Believers is to be the hidden option for the world around us. That means that we can’t just see the world in a hopeless light like unbelievers often do. We have to seek the hope so that we can then show that hope to the world. It starts with us doing the hard work and then helping others see it.
I wrote about this a bit in my upcoming book, The Hidden Option. I’d love if you pre-ordered a copy. I believe when we all tap into this idea of showing God-colors to the world, Christians can be the example we were intended to be.
This article was written by Jonathan Malm and originally appeared at his blog. Find it here.
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