“Let It Shine, Let It Shine, Let It Shine”
By Zach wood
Matthew 5:14-16 NIV
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 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. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
We all know that song we learned back in Sunday School, “This Little Light Of Mine”. I remember learning that song and singing it time and time again as I grew up. It was fun to sing about letting that light shine for others to see. As fun as that is to sing and still is, it is often difficult to actually let that light shine around people who don’t believe in God.
As this year winds down to a close and the new year approaches, I consider how I might be better about letting God’s Light shine through me no matter where I go. How can I better shine His Light and be a witness for Him? How can you and I make it a point to share the Light of the World with those who are lost?
One of the verses of this song says, “Won’t let Satan blow it out”. The enemy is pretty good at trying to blow our flame out. He wants nothing more than to kill the joyous Spirit within us and discourage us from sharing any further. We must be prepared for what he tries to do in getting our flame to blow out. We need to keep the faith and stay strong against opposition.
As the year ends and the new year comes upon us, think of ways where you can better shine God’s Light. Think of little ways and big ways where you can better His Light. We definitely want to be a witness and shine His Light for others to see. If we work on shining throughout our day, people will take notice and it will provide opportunities where people will ask why we are different. What a great opportunity we have to share just a little of God’s Light and what He has done for us!
What is important to remember is to keep that peppy, upbeat attitude that we have when singing this song. We need that attitude when life gets us down. When life gets us down, it is easy for Satan to dampen that feeling of excitement and to lose some of the flame.
Jesus tells us that we are the light of the world for God. Jesus counts on us to spread the message of the Father by continuing to shine the Light.
The little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!