“And He was saying to them, “A lamp is not brought to be put under a basket, is it, or under a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand? “For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light. “If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” And He was saying to them, “Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides. “For whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.”” (Mark 4:21–25, NASB95)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:1–13, NASB95)
Some of you have said that you could not share your vision and knowledge of Me with others because it is “too personal” or “too precious”. But you are mistaken. This is your purpose as bearers of My Name – not just to receive for yourselves but to share My Love with others. Why do you imagine that you can truly share Me if you are too bound up in yourselves to speak a word of witness to others? You are to be a candle to light the Way for those in present darkness – mental, emotional, physical, spiritual. You do not light a candle in your home and put it under the bed. I am the Light of the World and you are called in your vow as a Christian to be a Lightbearer – to let My Light within you shine forth to brighten the world about you. There is much darkness, but My Light overcomes the darkness.
Anne S. White