Questions Jesus Asked #61

Mark 4:21 – 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?” NIV

The image of a lamp either being hidden or placed on a lampstand is used by Jesus several times in His teaching recorded in the Gospels. It is common sense to place a lamp on a lampstand in order for it to light up the whole room. Our light or lamp is usually what shines from our inside out.  If we are Christ-followers our light (a reflection of Jesus’ light) is meant to illuminate our path and give light to those around us. It is a way of sharing God’s love and encouraging others to also follow Jesus. We are encouraged to let our light shine. Continue reading