Thursday, June 5, 2014

This Little Light of Mine

Matt. 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.    No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

This past Sunday I could overhear the LifeKids Sunday School class singing "This Little Light of Mine". It reminded me of when I was a kid singing this song in Sunday School and on the church bus to and from church. Not until I was older did I realize the song was inspired by the words of Jesus found in Matthew Chapter 5. The message is simple. We as Christians are to be the light in this often dark world. No matter what is going on around us we are to let our light shine for Him. We should never hid our light no matter what others may think of us. There will be times when opposition comes to us but we are to let our light shine for Him. We are to be "shinning" examples to others so that everyone will praise our Heavenly Father.

So, if you encounter a situation where you feel like your light is not welcome just remember these words :
This little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine
Oh, this little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine
This little light of mine
I'm going to let it shine
Let it shine, all the time, let it shine
Hide it under a bushel? No!
I'm going to let it shine
Hide it under a bushel? No!
I'm going to let it shine
Hide it under a bushel? No!
I'm going to let it shine
Let it shine, all the time, let it shine.


This devotion was written from the heart of Beth Reed. I would love to hear from you.
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2 comments:

  1. Your simple devotion Beth made me cry and hit home. As a child it was easy as an adult it is hard. I will always continue to let the light of Jesus shine in my life. Not a saint, a sinner but determined to not be like the world and be a light in this dark world for Jesus. Jesus is coming soon! HELP ME JESUS TO HAVE STRENGTH!!! Pamela Britt Malone

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  2. Great devotional. Now I can start my say off inspired and happy! Thanks Beth !

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