This Little Light of Mine

     “No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed: rather he places it on a lamp stand so that those who enter may see the light,” (Lk. 8:16)
     One of my favorite things about being a Christian is how I feel Christ’s light shining.
     It is SO DIFFERENT from putting your ego out there, trying to make is sparkle, and trying to get other people to think well of you.  It is so easy for your ego to collapse!  What if someone criticizes you!  What if you genuinely fail?
     If your happiness is staked on your ego, you are set up for not ever achieving happiness.
    If your happiness is staked, rather, on the light of Christ–Christ’s letting the Spirit of Christ live in you, having given your life entirely to Him–then real joy, humble joy, and powerful and unwaivering joy, can be yours!  Oh, how I love Him!
     The song, “This Little Light of Mine” was not originally a children’s song.  It was a Spiritual from the Deep South.  I just LOVE the old Gospel renditions of this song.  It is a powerful, meaningful experience to sing it with heart!