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To Shine

Updated on December 2, 2012

Hide it under a bushel--NO! I'm gonna let it shine...

Darkness breeds darkness in the absence of light.

To know the Light is to illuminate the night.

To be a light in places dark.

To shine with love, feeding hungry hearts.

To release the presence of the light within.

To emanate His presence for the glory of Him.

Shining for His honor, not for my own.

Shining because He’s made my body His home.

This little light of mine,

I’m gonna let it shine.

This little light of mine,

I’m gonna let it shine.

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Very nice, and very true!

      Have a marvellous day,

      R.Q.

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      Jenna Ditsch 4 years ago from Illinois

      @ Michael-Milec, Lifegate, Always Exploring, and Teacherjoe52: Thank you all for your comments! I appreciate it. People taking the time to comment always "shines" in my book. :-) May you all be blessed that you may be a blessing to others and shine brilliantly as you live out your purpose upon this earth.

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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good morning Seek-n-Find.

      Yes we are to be lights in a dark world. Very well expressed.

      May your precious light always shine brightly.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful. I can remember singing this song. Your poem shines. Thank you..

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      William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Nice job SnF. We need more Light in the world. So let's all let it shine!

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      Michael-Milec 4 years ago

      By choicest words, you've 'portrait'

      to us .

      In clear message ,-- consequence -

      those who choose to follow

      Jesus .

      Voted up, and beautiful .

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      Jenna Ditsch 4 years ago from Illinois

      @JThomp42: Thank you! The Hub metrics told me it was too short--but I made my point so I just posted it anyway. :-) Thanks for your feedback.

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      JThomp42 4 years ago

      Great poem. Voted up and beautiful.