“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 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. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” — Matthew 5:14-16
In 1987, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution carried the story of a rock hound named Rob Cutshaw who owned a little roadside shop in North Carolina. He would hunt for rocks, then sell them to collectors or jewelry makers. He knew enough about rocks to decide which to pick up and sell, but he wasn’t an expert.
On a dig twenty years ago, Rob found a beautiful, huge rock like he’d never seen before. He tried unsuccessfully to sell it, and kept the rock under his bed or in his closet. He guessed the blue chunk could bring as much as $500 dollars, but he would have taken less if something urgent came up like paying his power bill.
That’s how close Rob came to selling for a few hundred dollars what turned out to be the largest, most valuable sapphire ever found. The blue rock that was abandoned to the darkness of a closet—now known as “The Star of David” sapphire—weighs nearly a pound, and could easily sell for $2.75 million.
So often, those who are in Christ don’t realize the incredible treasure they’ve received. So they put in under their bed or in their closet instead of sharing it with the world. Don’t make the mistake of keeping your faith to yourself. Give it away to the world and let them marvel at your Savior!
Pray that God would show you how you can show your faith to those who need it!
Questions for thought
When’s the last time you shared your faith with someone?
Who are some people in your life today with whom you can share the treasure of Jesus Christ?