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Let Your Light Shine
 

This is the crisis we’re in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God.

Everyone who makes a practice of doing evil, addicted to denial and illusion, hates God-light and won’t come near it, fearing a painful exposure. But anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is.

John 3:19-21, The Message

This little light of mine, I’m goin’-a let it shine, this little light of mine, I’m goin’-a let it shine; this little light of mine, I’m goin’-a let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Many are familiar with the song, “This Little Light of Mine” (The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 585). But do we really know the power that the song reminds us of? We have a God-light in each of us. A God-breathed, God-inspired light. 

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Celebrate the light of the Word, gifted to us in the form of a baby born to refugees.

What do we do with that light?

In our homes, our schools and our work? Everywhere we go?

Where will you shine your God-light today?

 

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