(Matthew 5:14 NIV) "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden."
(1 Peter 2:12 NIV) "Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us."
In spite of heavy persecution, the early church grew at a phenomenal rate because those early believers lived out their faith and let their light shine wherever they went. They put the word of God on display in their daily living. They believed and loved Jesus enough to put His words into practice for all to see. They made Christ visible in the public square as they openly followed Him. The public eye was on Jesus, because the public’s eyes were on those new believers. That is still our calling today. Love Jesus and believe the word of God enough to live it out. One of the greatest hurdles faced by the church today is Christians who do not follow Jesus, and who do not practice what they preach. In our workplaces, in our marriages, in our leisure, and even in our churches, we often resemble the world more than our Lord Jesus… and someone is always watching. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day