My daughter came in the living room the other day with a glow stick she had went to bed with. Upon entering she said “daddy my bracelet isn’t glowing anymore.”
All I could do was smile and tell her “probably not.” After giving it a quick look I realized it actually was still glowing. The light it was giving off was overcome by the light in the room.
It just wasn’t as strong as the four light bulbs overhead.
Matthew 5:16 “Ye are the light of the world.” Jesus said that of all His disciples because we are to be bringing the light of the true gospel to a world that is lost in the darkness of sin. So we are to be giving off light for others. Not to light their path further into darkness but to draw them away. Now our light will be outshone by greater light just like that glow stick. John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” We cannot save others but Jesus does, thus He is the greater light that outshines us. There is no need for us to try and draw attention to ourselves just to Him.
Be a light and tell others about Jesus.