John spoke last night from Matt 5:1-16, looking particularly at verse 16: “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

We have to permit and allow God’s light to shine through us. Jesus, the Light of the World, wants us to reflect His glory through our own lives. It is both personal and a privilege to do that and there is a duty on us to reflect God’s character effectively. God’s light will not be extinguished, even in darkness.

At this time when the Olympic torch is about to travel through South Yorkshire (reaching Barnsley on 25th June), we need to reflect on the fact that the purpose of God’s light shining through us is that others may glorify our Father in heaven. How we live before others is of vital importance to our witness and to the impact we have on those around us.