Tuesday, January 3, 2012

This Little Light of Mine

“Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” ~ Matthew 5:16

I’m reminded of a song and prayer I learned as a child – “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine (repeat); Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine. Won’t let Satan snuff it out. I’m going to let it shine (repeat), Let it shine (repeat twice more); and “I see the moon, the moon sees me, God bless the moon, and God bless me.”

I have two choices in life – I can join the worldly crowd and do what they think is cool which often leads down into the seamier side of life or I can be virtuous and please God. We’re teaching our kids in Sunday School that heroes are ordinary people who do the right thing.

As an artist/crafter, I can reflect my Lord’s light like a city on a hill that cannot be hidden or a lamp on a stand in the product of my hands. I can pass on His light to everyone. I may be the only Bible someone reads. May my work and I be worthy.

Prayer: In this new year, Lord, remind me to reflect your light like the moon and shine on the pathway to your Son. Please give me creative ideas and projects that make you and the righteous life attractive. In His name, Amen!

Today’s Quote:
“She creates things that touch your heart. Her drawings have that nice quality. Crudeness and vulgarity hit us in the face everyday. Mary’s pictures capture something that we love and are losing fast.” ~ Mary Lois Engelbreit, mother of the greeting card illustrator, Mary Engelbreit

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