A Role Model
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden (Matt.5.14).
The Believer in entirety is a role model by design. Role models set the pace for others to follow. The imagery of a light that is set upon a hill is a description of the strategic placement of the saints to bring light to the dark world we live. Therefore, it should be understood that we are in a contest with the darkness neither are we disadvantaged.
An old fable said there was a complaint in heaven about the darkness on earth. Messengers were sent to go examine if the report was true and almost all the messengers agreed there was darkness upon the earth. Then they sent the sun to check where the darkness was on earth. The sun came and checked everywhere for the darkness but it found none.
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. 5:15) NLT).
The only way for light to shine is to remove it from the obscure place to a vantage position. This placement has the capacity of beaming light across the globe. Light does not complain about darkness but shines through it. You are the light of the world.