doesn’t matter how dark may be the night,
your way—if you walk toward the light.
glimmer or a soft gentle glow
the darkness on the path where you go,
lose your way if you walk in the dark.
lamp now before you embark.
you carry is not just for you—
on the path guides many others too.
may seem dim while you’re still far away,
But as you
come near, it will be as bright as day.
follow its radiance, you’ll find the Source.
It is sent
your way to direct your course.
the Light—just aim toward His face.
never be extinguished; it will always be in place.
was lit from the Master’s eternal flame.
it or neglect it; it’s supported by His Name.
has no limits; there’s always more still.
It shows up
brightly at the top of the hill.
winds blew, and you thought it would go out.
wet the wick, and you nearly turned about.
followed the Light and carried your weak flame.
light on the mountaintop shines brightly for His name.
is dark, but I have a low-wattage night light that gives off a
soft blue glow. If the overhead light is on, the night light
isn’t even noticeable; but when I turn out the ceiling light,
that little blue light shines like a guiding star, and I can
find my way down the hall even in the dark.
feel “out-lit” by others whose brilliance seems to dim your
modest light, but don’t let that discourage you. You will
have enough light for your path, and it can show others the
bedroom is a clock-radio with a luminous dial of red
numerals. The little blue night light gets me down the
hallway and the red numerals are like a compass to point the
way to the bedroom. I aim for them instead of trying to walk
through a wall!
let “This Little Light of Mine” shine, you may be the means of
someone locating the “red-numeral dial” to aim toward.
Because of your little light, they will find their way.
told many stories of how a lighthouse saved their ships and
their lives in storms and fog. The diligence of the
lighthouse keeper kept the light visible to guide them to
safety. When the lights were fueled by oil, the faces of the
lamp had to be cleaned of smoke, wicks trimmed and their wells
filled with oil so they didn’t go out but shone brightly. A
negligent keeper who failed to care for the light put ships
and crews in peril of destruction.
It is so
important that we keep our lamps trimmed and burning, no
matter how small and insignificant they may seem. They may be
absolutely brilliant to someone sailing in darkness.
darkness, a tiny birthday candle held by someone who knows
where the door is can lead a crowd to safety. The world is
living in darkness and needs our lights to lead them to the
Light Source. So may we “Let our little lights shine,” and as
they burn the flame will guide others over the pitfalls and
traps Satan has placed in their paths.
“I have set
you to be a light…” (Acts 13.47).
It you have
a brightly burning light, don’t discourage a tiny candle.
Walk so you don’t cast a shadow to darken its way. When
you walk toward the light, the shadows will always fall behind
you. Let your glow be a supplement to the tiny candle as you “walk toward the Light”
of an old song comes to mind:
your eyes upon Jesus
full in His wonderful face
things of this world will grow strangely dim
light of His marvelous Grace”
the light that you have was not kindled by you. It’s a flame
off the Souce Light, Jesus. While we have some responsibility
to keep the smoke cleaned from the chimney, trim the wick and
place it “on a candlestick” for the greatest effect, the fuel
comes from a Source that has no end. We will never have to
seek another source for our supply. Trying to use any other
fuel will extinguish our light, and we will lose our way.
Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the
world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have
the light of life’ “ (John 8:12 NKJV). He could not have
made it any clearer—to walk with Him is to have His Light.
“For as the Father has life in Himself, [self-sustaining life]
so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself” (John 5:26 NKJV).
comes from Him, and it is the “light of life.” No wonder Paul
said “For me to live is Christ.” He had the Light of Life
burning in him.
if we don’t follow Him, we are living in darkness. Our
lives are filled with darkness, and we are walking in
darkness. Only when we are exposed to the Light will we
be aware of just how great the darkness is outside of His
Light. His Light exposes us to the darkness in
ourselves, but that exposure is our motive to reject the
darkness and accept the Light He gives.
His Light; it is Life. Let your light shine, because it is in
reality His light shining from the Light of Life living in you
as you follow Him. If your flame seems small compared to the
floodlight of others, set it on a lamp stand (Luke 8:16) and
shine for others anyway and just keep your eyes on the Light
of Life as you walk toward Him. To Him, your light may
be brighter than what you perceive to be a floodlight in
another. Faithfulness is what He is looking for and in
His eyes, it makes a lovely light.