Bible Reading: Matthew 5:14b-15 NIV A city 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, and it gives light to everyone in the house. The Message God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Something to Think About: A city on a hill and a lamp on a stand – these two illustrations were used by Jesus as he was teaching his disciples about shining. Think about it – you don’t build a city on a mountain top if you’re trying to keep it a secret and you’d be missing a few marbles if you unscrewed all the light bulbs in your house at night. He was either being funny or sarcastic. Have you ever been on an airplane and seen the lights from cities far away? For folks in Jesus’ day far away lights from cities built on mou ...