“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.” ​Matt. 5:14-15 (NLT)

Light not only enables us to see, it contains healing power as well. An article from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee says, “Scientists have known for years that certain wavelengths of light in certain doses can heal, but they are only now uncovering exactly how it works.” Commonly referred to as “phototherapy”, different frequencies and wavelengths of light are used to combat everything from tumors to depression, help newborn babies with jaundice, and even to activate specially-designed, light-sensitive drugs. Fascinating new scientific breakthroughs are discovering how to harness its power to heal.

As the light of the world, we are called to be agents of healing. When others see Christ in you and me, it offers them rays of hope and healing. The only antidote for the sickness in our souls is the light of Christ. That’s why the church has often been called a hospital for sinners – not a hotel for saints. As you worship with others, consider how the collective light of your church can offer healing to a sin-sick society.