“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.” Matthew 5:14-15, NIV

The Word of God says…

“You are the light of the world.”

“Let your light shine before men.”

“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”

“You are all sons of the light and sons of the day.”

As Christian educators, we know what God’s Word says about us. However, it takes courage to be God’s light in a secular public school setting because there are so many competing voices around us. We may hear statements such as…

“I doubt that faith has any real application or role in your professional life.”

“Keep your faith hidden. Any expressions of your faith are against the law because of the separation of church and state.”

“Don’t embarrass yourself by mentioning God, asking coworkers to pray with you, or letting them know Jesus is your first love.”

“You don’t have time to get all of your work done now. You don’t have time to do what Jesus is asking you. Going to church is enough to please God.”

Today, I encourage you to consider whose voice you are listening to…

Lord, help us hear You telling us who we are and what we are to do in our professional lives. Help us shine for You. Amen.

Copyright Don Clark.

Don is a member and a retired elementary special education teacher. He recently retired from his role as the Houston area director for Christian Educators.

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