The Candle

In the same way, let your light shine before others,
so that they may see your good works
and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16

Light a candle in the darkness and let your light shine.

This little light of mine, I am going to let it shine.  Perhaps like me you sang this when you were a small child.  Letting the light shine meant to be good and be kind to others with a light from my actions to show that I am a child of God.

Usually our light shines in small actions as we interact with other people during the day.  A small light is to say thank you to someone opening a door, helping with a bag of groceries, or just a smile.  There are a lot of ways to shine our light so that our good works are just a result of being a light in the darkness.  It is the glow that comes from living in Christ’s love.  As a very wise person once said, preach Christ at all times, use words if necessary.

Ami Hooper