The god of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe…they don’t see the light of the Good News about Christ’s glory. It is Christ who is God’s image. Our message is not about ourselves. It is about Jesus Christ as the Lord. We are his servants because the same God who said that light should shine out of darkness has given us light. Our bodies are made of clay, yet we have the treasure of the Good News in them…(it) shows…the superior power of this treasure belongs to God and doesn’t come from us. (2 Cor 4:4-7 GW)

God chose to reveal Himself through those who trust in Him. His light is seen in contrast to the imperfect lives it shines out from— believers.