Let Your Light Shine

“Let Your Light Shine,” Friend, January 2018

Let Your Light Shine

From “Be a Light to the World” (Brigham Young University devotional, Nov. 1, 2011), speeches.byu.edu.

Friend Magazine, 2018/01 Jan

Illustrations by Andrew Bosley

Each of us came to earth with the Light of Christ. It is up to us to keep our light burning brightly for others to see and follow. One of the best ways to keep the faith we need is to study the scriptures and to pray.

As you keep the flame of testimony burning brightly, you will become a signal light of righteousness for all to see. The Savior said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

Our opportunities to shine are limitless. They surround us each day. As we follow the example of the Savior, we will be a light in the lives of those around us—whether they be our own family members, our friends, or total strangers.

We can be a light to the world. Just as turning on a light switch in a dark room will fill the room with light, being an example of righteousness can help light up an increasingly dark world.

My friends, we can be, as the Apostle Paul said, “an example of the believers” (1 Timothy 4:12). We can always be known as followers of Christ and become “as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:15).