This Little Light of Mine
Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 13
Key verse: Proverbs 13:9
One of my earliest memories of church life is singing a song called “This Little Light of Mine.” Over the years I have led more children than I can remember in singing this same song.
If you’ve heard it, you know it’s all about letting the “light” of God’s love shine through us – and never, ever letting Satan “blow it out.”
I’m sure that many find this little children’s melody naïve – a mere throwback to simpler days and simpler times.
But it’s really a great message – one not only to be nostalgically remembered – but actively lived.
Our world can be a very dark place.
In fact, it’s getting to where I am almost afraid to flip on the news or surf the internet. Too often the selfishness; the violence; the outright evil I see at work there is overwhelming – almost.
Then I remember “this little light of mine.”
I remember that I can brighten the corner of the world that I inhabit. I remember that while “I cannot do everything, I can do something.”
And I breathe a little easier.
So here’s to children’s ditties from Vacation Bible School that remind us to be an unrelenting, always illuminating bit of light whenever and wherever we find darkness.
Prayer: Lord, let my light shine brightly, wherever it is needed. AMEN.