Is His Presence our Hope?

Is His Presence our Hope?

Originally posted on Naomi Fata:




You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  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.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

What is your concept of these verses?

(1)    Does this give you an overwhelming sense of responsibility? Do you feel like it means you have to live a perfect life so that through your perfection people will see God?


(2)    Or is this a verse of glorious hope and of promise? When we receive Christ as Savior we have Christ in us the hope of glory.  Isn’t He the great light that shines from within? All Scripture points to Christ as the Light of the world…

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