I drive to work on a winding farm to market road with a few little hills and dips. Yesterday morning as I was driving in before the sun came up, I was thankful to the many reflective markings that were along the road. The street signs, the bridge markers, the speed limit signs, and the lane markers helped me to stay on path. Yes, it was a dark morning with the overhead clouds and the fog in the dips, but the light reflecting off so many things made the drive a pleasant and safe experience.
With so many Christians reflecting the gospel light, it makes it easier for someone who is lost to find the eternal path.
Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV)
14 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.