What do people see when they look at you? Do they see a mask that shows an image or when people look at you do they see the other side, the side behind the mask? When people see behind the mask what do they see? Do they see a difference, a light, do they see the light of Christ? As Christians we are called to be a light in a dark place. Our light is recognizable to others in everyday life; this is not always the case. Lately I have been learning more about the mask that I find myself wearing from time to time. What does my mask say about me and what I live and stand for? I have learned that in life it is not always easy to remove the mask but it is most important to do so. Each time we put on a mask we hide something from the outside world, either it is a hurt we have or a fear that we carry. But what if our mask hides our light and hinders our faith? Could our mask make it hard for those around us to be able to see Christ in our life? I don’t ever want to allow a mask to hinder the light that shines in my life , to hide my faith in Christ. Matthew 5:13-16 is talking about this subject. In these few verses it tells us that we are the light to the world and we should allow our light to shine bright. The world we live in today is filled with dark violence from the media to the world around us. If as Christians we hider and hide our light, then how will we effect the world with the love of Christ? Our love for Christ as Christians should be a notable thing in our lives. As Christian we should influence the world around.
New International Version (NIV)
Salt and Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.