The Rainbow of Ministries Through the Prism of the Church

Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing any more, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck measure, but on the lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house.

John 8:12 “Again therefore Jesus spoke to them saying, ‘I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.’”

White light is composed of all of the colors of the spectrum of visible light, as is illustrated by passing white light through a prism. The prism separates the light into all the colors of a rainbow. If those colors are passed through a second prism, the colors recombine to become white light again. The first prism merely separated the colors that were already present. The second prism combined the visible colors of light in the proper proportions to produce the original white light.

The different colors of the rainbow are parts of the spectrum, and when our eyes combine those colors, our brains see white light. Jesus told us that when we follow Him, the Light, we have the light of life. As the unified body of Christ, we are like all those different, beautiful rainbow colors coming together in a prism, the church, to display that brilliant white, pure Light that is Jesus.

White light is reflected off objects when the colors of the spectrum are properly balanced. If one color is present more than any other, that color alone will show. If our church wants to reflect the light of Jesus to the world, all of us need to contribute to that effort. All of the ministries of the church must be balanced with each other; one is no more important than the others.

Heavenly Father, please help us to see that all of us are important in Your plan, and that we must work together as a united body in order to reflect Your Light to the world.

Written by Robin Helm


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