On The Hill posted by jwatson on Jun 24, 2013Amanda Moffett is an intern with the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship in Washington, D.C.
I am enthralled with the phrase that gets thrown around here, “On the hill.” The phrase is used to describe the location of all the important buildings here in DC where the Senate and Congress gather and have their offices. But imagine with me a picture of Christians being the prominent lights on this hill, shining for all the country to see, look to the Hill and see the light.
Matthew 5:14 speaks of this very image, “A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” America has a great responsibility to be, “a light to the world” (vs 14). The passage goes on to make a striking statement that fits perfectly with life in Washington, “Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light to all that are in the house” (vs 15). We call our important decision-making group, The House. So those Christians in the house need to be a light to all the other members.
Since being here I have been blessed to see, meet, and converse with many influential people here on the hill that are just what the writer of Matthew was calling all Christians to be, bright shining lights. I thank God for this awesome opportunity to be here in Washington DC, to be a part of the light on the hill, and to see the impact that EE and CCS are having all around the area and the country.