How important it is for us, as God's people, to "let our light shine before others, that they may see our good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven" (Matt. 5:16).
The deeds we do because of, through, and in His name are the ones that will truly impact others. That's because with His name comes authority and power. -- "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Col. 3:17)
Of course, when we do all in Jesus' name, we will reflect Him. That's what being a light in this world means. As His Church we'll be characterized as holy and full of truth but also loving and unified. Our light shines brightest when people see the fullness of who He is in us, not just the parts with which we're most comfortable.
Light should attract people. We must rise above the embittered, antagonistic, discontent in this world. We can get beyond all of that and even be lighthearted in the midst of the chaos around us when warmed by the light of God's love and grace.
Because of His name,
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