In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Today is the first day of a new school year. I'm grateful for my job, school, students and parents, and fellow coworkers. Somehow through God's providence I've been allowed to be in this place at this moment, and I know there is work to be done. My goal is that every day I live out the gospel so others see it. It's more than just words. It's actions, too. That's the light and good works that Matthew 5:16 is talking about. Those good works are manifested differently for each Christian school teacher that I know, but I see their good works. It glorifies God, and I thank God for them. They are making an eternal difference.
I hope and pray this school year that my light shines and brings glory to God.