At the age of twelve, Robert Louis Stevenson was looking out into the dark from his upstairs window. He was watching a man lighting the street lamps. Stevenson’s governess came into the room and asked what he was doing. He replied, “I am watching a man cut holes in the darkness.”
This is a wonderful picture of the Christian’s task as we share God’s light. We are people who are busy cutting holes in the spiritual darkness of our world.
“You are the light of the world. A town built 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. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”—Matthew 5:14-16.