Lenten Daily Devotional: 3/2/21

Matthew 5.13-16

You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? It’s good for nothing except to be thrown away and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.

When we are faithful to the ways of Jesus, our lives radiate God’s light. Think of the song, “This Little Light of Mine.” The song calls us to shine our light in neglected neighborhoods and among all people. The song also asks us if we have hidden our light and if we protect it against the evil that tries to blow it out. Beloved by so many children, we may overlook the profound courage it requires of us. Sing this prayer with us today, whistle it at work or while your run errands, hum it when you need to awaken the courage within your spirit.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!

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!

Add whatever stanzas you like or need today.

Here’s a great article about the legacy of the song that includes some wonderful versions of the song.


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