“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV)
Someone once told me, “You bring such sunshine in with you each day.” My coworkers saw that sunshine as smiles, rays of hope, and kind words. They saw it as a cheerful uplifting spirit that came into the office with an upbeat “Good morning”. God created us to be a light unto the world. He created us to be joy and happiness for others. We have been sent out into our respective places of business to shine God’s light in areas where He would not be. We bring prayer into businesses, Godly ways into negotiations, a spirit of goodwill amongst potential selfishness among colleagues, and a feeling of happiness to those who might otherwise be experiencing tough times. As we go into our workplaces remember that we are bringing light. We are bringing hope. We are in effect bringing God and godly ways of accomplishing our business. We do not need to necessarily quote a scripture; we may simply smile, be a positive force, or say a kind word, and others will feel that “goodness that we bring” and they will gravitate to it. As they do, they gravitate toward our Heavenly Father.
God, we thank You for the opportunity to be salt and light to the world. God we thank You that others will see You through us – through our behavior, our attitude, our kind words, and our smiles. God we thank You for an opportunity to be a ray of hope for someone else in an environment where many do not expect to see You. God we thank You that this day, someone will experience Your light and Your love through us. Thank you Lord for using us this day. Amen.