Charles Spurgeon once pointed out that when a jeweler shows his best diamonds, he sets them on a black velvet backdrop. The contrast of the diamonds against the dark velvet makes them shine.
Jesus says, “You are the light of the world…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”—Matthew 5:14-16.
Sometimes Christians may become discouraged because of the evil we see all around us. We might wonder about the usefulness of doing good. Will it even be noticed in a world filled with sin?
Yes! It will! Just like the brilliance of the diamond is brought out by the dark background, the good deeds of Christian people are only magnified when contrasted with the dark world in which we live. So, don’t be discouraged! Continue to let your let shine in all that you do!
“…Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life…”—Philippians 2:15-16.