Monday, March 23, 2009

This Little Light of Mine

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 NIV

Our four children are grown. Two are married and our baby daughter will be getting married this summer. My husband and I have spent the past two years adjusting to our "Empty Nest Syndrome."

When the children were at home, their father and I were constantly reminding them to turn off the lights whenever they left a room. Today I realized that we were teaching them wrong. We don't want them to ever turn off the "lights" again, but our prayer is that each one of them will keep the "lights" burning brightly in every room of life.

Let my life be a light shining out through the night.
May I help struggling ones to the fold.
Spreading cheer everywhere to the sad and alone.
May my life be a light to some soul.

Thank you, Lord, for our children. We pray that the Light of the World would shine brightly in and through them. Amen


Jean said...

And what an example those kids have to follow, Dixie!

You are a light everywhere you go.


Mary Cunningham said...

"This little light of mine..." You took me back to my old church when I was 5, sitting in child-size pews, singing this song.

It's always been one of my favorites. Thanks for the reminder that he can have so many meanings.


Kristi Butler said...

I love sharing life experiences with you!!! Your post was "en-light-ning" to me!! What a blessed thought!

You are a treasure! I can't wait to see you and hear your "bat" story!!! Oh, what a happy day that will be!!

Clementine said...

Hi Dixie! What a great shot of your beautiful family. Great post!

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