Matthew 5:14-16 says, You are like light for the whole world. A city built on top of a hill cannot be hidden, and no one would light a lamp and put it under a clay pot. A lamp is placed on a lampstand, where it can give light to everyone in the house. Make your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and will praise your Father in heaven.
Jesus was referring to spiritual light here, which is the truth of the Gospel. The Gospel message is that God is love. Christians are like the moon, we reflect the light of the sun (Jesus).
Ephesians 5:8-10 says, In the past you were full of darkness, but now you are full of light in the Lord. So live like children who belong to the light. Light brings every kind of goodness, right living, and truth. Try to learn what pleases the Lord.
We shine the light by doing good, loving God, loving others and obeying the Bible. We shine the light by not being ashamed of being a Christian, but by sharing the Gospel. That doesn't mean that you start Bible bashing people. Light is seen, not heard. Your actions speak louder than your words.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.