“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” -Matthew 5:14

Corey Colapinto’s surfing has been admired for years, and he has grown an impressive following across social media channels, YouTube, etc.  So when Corey became a Christian last year, and began to share his faith boldly, there was no denying the change.   Quoting Scripture, or Christian writers like C.S. Lewis on his Instagram feed, and putting most of his surfing videos to worship music, Corey points all who love his surfing to the God who loves them.

Corey could have become a Christian quietly, letting his actions show the world his relationship with Jesus, but he didn’t.  Instead he chose to do what Jesus told us to do: he put his light up on a hill.

Jesus was pretty clear on this topic, painting great visuals for us to know how we ought to live out our Christian life.  He said we should be like salt, which makes things tasty.  (Matthew 5:13) We should be light, that cannot be hidden.  In fact he said we should put our light as on a lamp stand, “giving light to all who are in the house.”  (Matt: 5:14-15)

Many of us have been Christians for a long time, and if we’re honest, we can take our faith for granted.  We may find security in our salvation, and enjoy fellowship with other believers.  But how many of us can honestly say we are salt and light?  How many of us look for opportunities in our every day spheres of influence to point others to Jesus?

Let’s be inspired by Corey Colapinto and consider Jesus’ words as we live out our faith today:  “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16)


Written by Monica Swanson, monicaswanson.com