I’m always amazed by how much light one candle or one nightlight produces. When I go into a dark room and turn on a little four- or-seven-watt lightbulb, the difference is stunning. Even that tiny bit of light pierces the darkness and makes it easier to see.
I don’t feel as though I have a lot of light, but I need to shine the light I have. That little bit of light from a nightlight can keep me from stumbling in the dark. The little bit of light I shine may be what helps someone to gather the courage to keep going, to not give up, not give in, at least for one more hour or one more day.
“No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:15 (NLT)
6 responses to “A Little Bit of Light”
We can shine His light just by our presence and demeanour, leading others out of darkness.
Yes, we can. Thanks for reading and commenting!
Thank you for the reminder that even the littlest bit of light makes a difference! You’ve reminded me of a song I learned as a child “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine… Hide it under a bushel. No. I’m gonna let it shine… Won’t let Satan blow it out. I’m gonna let it shine.”
You’re welcome! And the words, “Won’t let Satan blow it out”, remind me that it takes effort and trusting God to let the light shine.
I remember when I was 18 years old and began to work on the trucking docks. I told my father that it was a really dark place and I was not sure my light was all that bright to make a difference. He just smiled and said “good, in the darkest places even a dim light shines really bright.
He’s right! And the darkest places need light the most! Thanks for reading and adding your comment.