February 5, 2023
Growing up did you ever sing “This Little Light of Mine”? Maybe it was for a Sunday School or Vacation Bible School program. Complete with the hand gestures. Maybe you know it from one of the many versions, “This Little Gospel Light of Mine.”
Often thought of as an African-American spiritual, it is a popular gospel song of unknown origin. The song may take its theme from some of Jesus’s remarks to his followers.
In this Sunday’s gospel lesson Jesus tells his followers “You are the light of the world … No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket … let your light shine before others.”
In the first lesson for Sunday, Isaiah tells us “your light shall break forth like the dawn” and “your light shall rise in the darkness.” The psalmist tells us “Light shines in the darkness for the upright.”
This Sunday we are truly reminded to “Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.”