Light is defined as “a source of illumination.” Light, however, is so much more when we consider what it actually does and what it symbolizes for spiritual leaders.
We could say that light is simply the absence of darkness; “God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all.”
Jesus claimed to be the “light of the world.” He also said His disciples were the “light of the world, a city set on a hill,” and followed this by saying, “Let your light shine.”
Leaders need to be illuminating a vision that is built on our faith and trust in God and His word.
Our light needs to shine forth the example of Jesus as it is revealed throughout the Gospels. When this happens, our good works are seen in such a way that others will glorify God.
Light is a key word in the Gospel of John. The next time you read through this powerful Gospel, highlight the word “light.” Then consider how the word is used in context and how it applies to our leadership. It is a study worth our time.