Our team had the privilege of traveling to Athens this summer for a week of spiritual and relational renewal.  One day we visited the ancient Acropolis, and I was fascinated by all the lights I saw around the grounds.  In the blazing afternoon sun, they were an afterthought and hardly noticeable.  When the sun dropped below the horizon and the sky grew dark, those lights went to work and the result was spectacular.
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Jesus reminds each of His followers that “you are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under basket.  Instead they set it on a lamp stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:14-16).” May our lives illuminate and glory our Father in heaven!