Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV)
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

The verses above were spoken by Jesus. The first light of the day was always welcome as it brought the world out of darkness. The light gave warmth, reassurance, and comfort. A light out in the open can be seen by all and even influences the atmosphere of one�s home. Jesus reminded us our good deeds are like a light that can seen by all of man. These good works are to give honor God the Father.

Our actions in this world shine brightly like a light. They are beacons of a lighthouse shining brightly through the darkness. Imagine a ship approaching a dangerous rocky harbor. The only warning is the beacon coming from the lighthouse showing where the dangerous rocks are located. Suddenly just as the ship approaches the rocks where waves crash violently the light goes out. Most likely the ship would be in peril. What if we hide our good works from others? What if we have the capability and ability to help someone and we hide those talents? Maybe we could have saved someone from a terrible experience, but instead we chose to turn off our light and let them crash. Don�t hide the gifts God has given each and everyone one of us to touch someone else�s life. Let your good works shine so others might be saved from the perils of this world. May God be glorified in all that you do.