It STARTS WITH CHRIST IN US.
Christians are called the light in the world because of Christ in us. Matthew 5:13-16 says,
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.
14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.15 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. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
This passage does not demand us to earn this title. Jesus calls us the ‘light of the world’ because when we become His followers, He gives us a new name and a new mission in the world! If Jesus, the true Light of the world, is living in us, we join in on His mission to change the world. We are the light of the world to show people the love of Jesus Christ that saves and changes lives!
No matter how young or old, we believe Christ calls His people to inspire generations behind them to live as people of light. “8 For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! 9 For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.” (Ephesians 5:8-9).