He said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket or under a bed, and not to be placed on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light.”
Jesus certainly wants us to channel the light of God’s unconditional love to the world and not keep it hidden. How is God calling you to shine that Light? But beyond that…could Jesus also be telling us not to be afraid of the darkness inside of us…the things we struggle with and aren’t proud of? God knows these things about us and does not reject us. What if we didn’t try to hide those things…but instead lifted our defenses and allowed God’s Light to shine into those areas? Those are the areas where we can truly experience God’s unconditional love! Jesus never condemned or accused those who brought their struggles to Him…but instead reached out to them in love and transformed them. God wishes to do the same for you.