Let It Shine

We were all created to shine! Remember the old Sunday School song ... "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine?"  This song actually comes from a verse mentioned more than once in the New Testament.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. Matthew 5:15

I am a pretty early riser, and so when I wake up, I fumble my way into the kitchen and flip the coffee pot switch, but then I head straight to my favorite chair and turn on the lamp. I do not put a bushel basket over it to block out light. 

While snow birding, this year, we've had lots of company, with lots more to come.  It warms my heart to see light sneaking out underneath the guest room door. It means there is life in there.  A guest. A friend. Someone to do life with. 

Ever notice how the light always wins? Flip the switch and darkness disappears. Even the dimmest 4 watt night light overcomes the darkness. 

We were all created to shine. Keep smiling. Be kind. Think positive. Help out. Show grace. Love mercy. Walk humbly. Just some soul food for thought on this almost-half-way-thru-February Sunday morning.

I know this post doesn't have much to do with losing weight ... 

Or does it?