City on a Hill
“You are the Light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, giving Light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your Light shine before others, so that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14:16
Jesus, we praise Your name, for You are the Light that came into the world filled with darkness and our darkened hearts from the sins of the world; You came to save us. You are the Light of the world that shines brightly through us, God with and in us, Immanuel. You are the Hope we are drawn to, and Your Joy is our strength. Father, You gave Your Only Begotten Son as a gift to the world You created but sinned against You and was separated from You. However, Your love was greater, and You came to save us from our sins and by Your Holy Spirit live with us, and through us, we exalt You, Lord, and glorify You. The world’s kings lie dead in their tombs, but You Live because death has no power over You; You are Risen King, the Living God worthy of all praise and glory.