Scripture tells us that we are many wonderful things. We are God’s chosen, His beloved, a royal priesthood. In Matthew 5, Jesus tells us that we are something even more amazing. Jesus calls us the light of the world. What an amazing honor it is to be called light. Being light also comes with a huge responsibility. We are beacons shining brightly in a dark and lonely world.
There was a time, not too long ago, that we were not light. The dark left us blind. Without sight, we stumbled through life attempting to get by on our own power. Many of us drifted aimlessly in a life void of meaning and purpose. We became accustomed to the darkness and feared the light. It was the light of Christ’s amazing love that drew us into this new life.
And now we too are light. Christ has taken what was once dark and changed it into light. We shine brightly in a dark world, and our light cannot be hidden. Each of us has a recovery group that is much like the city on a hill that Christ talks about in Matthew 5. Light shines brightly from our groups and from each of us. In Christ-centered recovery, we are not going underground with our recovery. We tell the world what Christ has done for us. While we respect each other’s anonymity, we also understand that there is no such thing as an anonymous Christian. In time, we make a decision to shed the cover of anonymity and shine our light to the entire world.
Written by Jackell.