"You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house."
I remember singing "This Little Light of Mine," when I was a child and I always felt like I controlled whether or not my light was shining. But, looking at this verse really makes me wonder about that. Jesus said, "Like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden." It was like Jesus was saying that if we follow Him we become a light in this dark world and this is a light that cannot be hidden. This verse also reminds me that God has a purpose for this light. God has a spot where He intentionally picked for this light to be. Am I willing to completely and totally follow where ever and whenever God wants me to shine? Do I shine when it is dark all around? Am I shining my light so that people around me can see there is a hope that is for everyone? Let's shine our light in this dark world!