Monday, December 1, 2008

A Time to Shine







... the topic this week is Shine and it's heads, freedom to be creative.



When I saw the word for this week's HOT I instantly thought of a song I learned in Sunday School many years ago, one that I try to live by now. The words are simple and repetative, but the message is strong:

This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine
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, let it shine, 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, let it shine, let it shine.

The song goes on with "Won't let satan blow it out" and ends with "Let it shine 'til Jesus comes."

What a wonderful thought. To be able to live so that others can see the light of Jesus in us shining through in all situations. To know that satan doesn't stand a chance against Him. I know I fall short many times, but the light is always there. I just have to trust Him to help me make ti brighter.

As we enter the Christmas season, I hope you can pause for just a moment when you feel your light is not shining and refocus on Christ and the light that he brought into the world at his birth;
the hope He gives us in troubled times.

Merry Christmas.



7 comments:

anthonynorth said...

I'm not a practicing Christian, but to me anything that can offer people hope and peace is good.

Hootin' Anni said...

Exactly Patsy. We ALL fall short sometimes, that only being human. But the light never fails to shine for us eventually. Right?!!!

Happy Tuesday. Thanks for your kind words in my comments today. :o)

tumblewords said...

Nice post!

Losing Myself said...

Think about it, there are all kinds of lights out there. Big, bright spot lights that can light up a stadium, or a small nightlight that shines in a dark hall. Even a beautiful candle flickering gracefully on an elegant table. Each light has a purpose. People are like that. We each serve a purpose, we may not be the Biggest Brightest light, but God uses us how He purposes. So keep shining....and remember, even a match can brighten a dark room!

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Momisodes said...

Thank you for the reminder :)

storyteller said...

I love that song ... and was humming it as I created my HoTs this week, but went with Sesame Street Star Shine instead ... just because. Congratulations on completing NaBloPoMo. If you'd like to snag one of my badges, feel free.
Hugs and blessings,