The theme of the program — “Becoming the Light of the World” — is not only intended to help the youth look back with appreciation to the many Latter-day Saints who have pioneered the work in northern Japan, but also to help the youth understand that they too can be a light to the world, said Kazusa Iwamoto, chair of the temple cultural celebration committee.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 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. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Though some have chosen to worship the sun for the light it brings to the world, Jesus is the source of light for the sun. He is the Light of the World, the one to be worshipped for the eternal light and life he brings our souls as well as the temporal light and life during our stay on the earth. He can fill me with that light enabling me to shed light on a lost and needy world and show them the way to the Light.