Let Your Light Shine

Cliff Ellison

I once read a story about a young man who was killed in an automobile accident while driving under the influence of alcohol.  His grief-stricken father raged against whoever sold his minor son the alcoholic beverages.  He demanded that the police find and punish the person.  Imagine the father’s compounded grief when he opened his own liquor cabinet to find the following note from his deceased son: “Dad, I took a bottle of your liquor.  I hope you don’t mind.”

“Do as I say and not as I do,” is not a good role model.  Actions often speak louder than words.  Unfortunately the young man did not think it was wrong for him to indulge in alcohol, not to mention to drink and drive.  He probably saw his father drink on numerous occasions.  He felt so comfortable in drinking himself that he didn’t feel he was doing anything wrong, and even supplied his father with a note alerting him of his actions.  It is very important for believers to always walk in the light.  And be careful not to cause anyone to stumble because of the freedom they may have in Christ Jesus.

"Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God."  I Corinthians 10:32 (NIV)

 Maintain Godly principles and don’t be ashamed to share them with others.

“No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed.  Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light."  Luke 8:16 (NIV)

Let your light shine…………………


This Little Light of Mine

This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine

This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine

This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

 

Hide it under a bush, O No, I'm going to let it shine

Hide it under a bush, O No, I'm going to let it shine

Hide it under a bush, O No, I'm going to let it shine

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

 

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