Mt 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
:15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
1 Pet 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
:10 which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Once someone called me peculiar and they were surprised when I took it as a compliment. I was able to share this verse with them which opened the door for a great conversation.
The idea of light is used frequently in the Bible.
Jn 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Rom 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
:13 Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.
:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
A light that doesn’t shine loses it’s usefulness.
Eph 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
Shine the light of Jesus to everyone you meet.