Devotion for the Fourth Sunday in Advent

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

I had read and heard this passage many times before I realized the significance of the words “You are the light of the world.” In John 8:12, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” If we follow Jesus, He shares His Light with us for us to share with others. Sinner that I am, I reflect the Light of the World—Jesus Himself. Of course, my light will be always be a pale pinprick compared to the glorious Light of Jesus, but how amazing to be able to reflect a little of His Light to a dark, dark world.

Lord God, thank You that I and all Your followers are the light of the world, reflecting our Savior, Jesus Christ, who is the true Light of the World. Let my light shine ever brighter as I grow closer to You and more like Jesus. In His name I pray. Amen.

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