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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Carry the Light

My husband just sent me an email with this link to a video from 1987. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3af9US_D0Is 
I guess this video dates me, since I remember it quite well. It came out the year I graduated from college and got married! :) It was a music video of various Christian artists at the time. Even though the hairstyles are a bit outdated, the words of the song written by Twila Paris still ring true.

Verse 1
In this world of darkness
We are given light
Hope for all the dying
How will they know
How will they know
That Jesus loves them
And He died to save them

Chorus
Carry the Light
Carry the Light
Go and tell the children
They are precious in His sight
Carry the Light
Carry the Light
Go and preach the gospel
'Til there is no more night
In the name of Jesus Christ
Carry the Light

Verse 2
Count them by the millions
Blinded slaves to sin
Inside they are dying
How will they know
How will they know
That Jesus loves them
And His heart is breaking

Ending
Go ye into all the world
Go ye into all the world
And carry the Light the Light
Carry the Light


Each of us who are Christians have this commission to carry God's light to those that we meet. Perhaps that is why the idea of being a 'keeper of the light' has reverberated in my own heart. We are called to let our lights shine before men and not to hide them under a basket! How are you doing today with boldly letting your light shine for Him?

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