Luke 11:33–36 (ESV)
The Light in You
“No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your
body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.”
Today’s reading is immediately following the passage where Jesus says something greater than Jonah or the Queen of Sheba is here. What is here is Jesus, the Messiah... the promised one of God. Today, he is saying
don’t hide this revelation from people, but let it out and tell everyone. He speaks of this revelation of his life as light... which is stated in John 1:1-3.
John 1:1–5 (ESV) “In
the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The point Jesus is making is that God’s Son coming into the world with a plan of salvation for the lost is not to be hidden,
but proclaimed. There is no room for darkness in us, but because of our faith, our life should be full of light. Let the light of Christ shine so the whole can see it.
I pray: O Lord, help
me to not hold back or conceal my faith, but to let my whole body be consumed by faith so that I cannot hide it, nor would I want to. Let my life be a living sacrifice for Christ and for others to see Christ in me. Help me to rid my life of darkness
and let the light increase. Amen.