Light shines. That’s what light does. In the same way Christians radiate. Our presence is like a warm lamp in the corner, lighting up the whole house. The only way we could stop shining would be by putting our ‘light under a bushel’ (verse 15, KJV). Perhaps fear may cause us to be ashamed of Christ and to hide our Godgiven distinctiveness. On the other hand, pride may make us spotlight our own glory rather than ‘our Father’s’ (verse 15).
PRAY that you might resist such fear and pride and pray that Christ would shine through you this day – He has promised: you are the light of the world.