Saturday, May 1, 2010

Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine

From a fear of conformity...traveling for many years through life in darkness...

Coming to see one has to lose oneself to truly be oneself in You.

Found in the truth of who You are,

allowing Your truth to set us free from darkness.

To choose to walk in Your light...

Not wanting to cast shadows...

But to be a “can-do-it” for Your light to travel through for others to see;
to allow Your truth to help light the way for others.

Let Your light shine for all to see – shedding light upon Your path of truth.

We are not alone in times of darkness...

You are there...

Drawing us closer to the goodness of who You are, who we are in You...

Letting Your light shine for all to see.

© Sheri * May 2010
© Photograh by: Sheri * June 2007
About the “Let Your Light Shine” poem…
After finishing an art project I had started in high school, over 30 years ago, I was inspired to write this poem.
The picture in this poem I took one morning at sunrise. There is something special about the innocence of a new day just beginning...the rising sun blazing its light upon all in its path, a glorious new day!
Psalm 118:24
“This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad it.”
My art project was a hanging lamp, but I had never installed the wiring, so my mother, Martha Gray, had been using it upside down as a bread/bun basket up until last year, and then returned it to me.
Finally, after all these years, I installed the wiring and I am enjoying my lamp; the purpose for which it was made for, just as we were made to let God's light shine through us...being His "can-do-it" (conduit). Finishing my lamp inspired me to write about how parts of my life journey has been like that... times of choosing to live outside of God’s will, living in darkness, and then letting God shine His light on His path of truth, to earnestly seek to live the life He died for us to have. For us to live in His love, learning to love others and ourselves...God wanting us to live in the light of His truth, His love, because of His unconditional love for us.
Art project from 1976,
finished in 2010...mission accomplished!

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