21 He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? 22 For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.” Mark 4:21-23
Immediately after the parable of the seeds comes this great parable. It has a similar message as the seeds but is told from the aspect of light.
We light things because we want to see better. Our lights shine in the darkness to illuminate that which we cannot see. The light exposes and reveals the darkness. There is so much truth to that statement.
The broad message is clear: don’t hide your light. Don’t be embarrassed about shining your light. The world desperately needs light, especially as we navigate in uncharted waters that we find ourselves in. The light you have in you is brighter than you know. We have the answer for what ails people most in the world, but if no one knows we have that answer, they stay in darkness. I’m not at all suggesting we all become outgoing evangelists who eats, drinks, and sleeps telling the Gospel message. We use the gifts God has given us to tell the message. The manner of shining that light is different for each person, but as believers, we all have that light.