This Little Light of Mine— It May Seem Small But It Still Shatters the Darkness

By Kathi Pelton

Did you know that no matter how dark the night is and no matter how small a light brought into it is…IT SHATTERS THE DARKNESS!

We often think too small regarding our light or our influence within dark atmospheres around the world. As I watch believers in the Ukraine shining their light— I am amazed at the beacon of light they have become amid great darkness— a beacon of hope.

As I spent yesterday at a hospital (my husband had surgery), I could feel the hopelessness in the atmosphere and the reality of our human frailty. Quite honestly, I woke up this morning not wanting to go back there— then I remembered that I carry light into that place! I carry hope and healing. I carry Jesus!

We all need to remember that we are carriers of light. Our little light, when brought into a dark place, shatters the power of darkness. Darkness cannot coexist with light! There is either darkness or light and even “this little light of mine” is enough to dispel darkness and bring forth light so that all can see.

Oh how the enemy of God wants to intimidate those who carry light. He wants us to hide in caves or put out light under a “bushel” where it will be hidden. He wants men to dwell in darkness because that is where he does his dark deeds. But, we must come out of the caves, out of our comfort zones and greenhouses where life and light are contained. We must walk into darkness and shine our light.

Our Adversary dwells in darkness, looking for who he can devour, therefore we must go and shed light so that many might be saved and his plans are exposed and thwarted before being carried out. We want him running to hide along with all of his cohorts— intimated and afraid of the light within us.

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith” 1 Peter 5:8–9

We carry within us the Spirit of The Lion of Judah, whose roar and authority brings life and liberty to the captives. He lives in us and where we go, he goes!

In reality, we are not merely a “little light” but we carry the Light of the World within us. We carry the blood of the One who defeated sin and death within us.

We carry his victory within us and his name is written upon us— which causes demons to tremble and darkness to flee. We are the head and not the tail. It is time to let the Light of the World shine through us. We carry the light that shatters the darkness.

Now…let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!


UPDATE: My husband, Jeffrey had surgery to remove cancer yesterday. Thank you for all who were praying for him. After a long surgery, he is in pain but has begun the six week recovery process. We will know if they got all of the cancer in about a week. Please continue to pray for his recovery and for us as we walk through this time. If you would like to send a card to him, I will put the address below. If you would like to support us with a financial gift, go to:

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