There’s a song that’s been on the radio recently called We Are by Kari Jobe and I just love it. The lyrics are very evidently inspired by
Matthew 5:14-16; 14You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 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. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Here are the lyrics to the chorus of the song:
We are the light of the world
we are a city on a hill
we are the light of the world
and we gotta, we gotta, we gotta let the light shine
I was reminded of this tonight at a birthday dinner for a friend at the Cheesecake Factory. We were a fairly large crows of about 20, mostly college freshmen.
What struck me as really neat was that, even though we were a large group of younger adults, we still all joined hands, bowed our heads, and prayed before our meal.
It was a bit chaotic since the table didn’t really accommodate one unified prayer, but still we had two prayers going on to bless our meal and our time together.
I viewed that as a pretty big light to shine in a crowded place and I was just so excited to be a part of it.
Let your light shine like a city on a hill, even if you’re in a restaurant or just at home with family.