SHINE BRIGHT!!


I will never cease to be amazed at how God speaks to us!

He is speaking all the time…but most times I miss it because I don’t have my ears on!  Do any of you remember when CB Radios were the thing?  Especially with truckers…you’d hear them get on the air and say, “Breaker!  Breaker!  Hey good buddy…you got your ears on?”

I think God says that to us a lot…but I’m not tuned in!  My “ears” in regards to hearing His voice, are rarely on…Unfortunately!

The other morning, I was in the kitchen making breakfast…I think it was Saturday or Sunday.  Anyway, this song came to my mind…and I began to hum it.  Then I burst into song as I recalled the words.  I hadn’t sung…or even thought about that song for years!  I’m sure God was reminding me to be a light in this dark world…to shine bright…to share the Salvation His Son has provided, to the lost!

Here are the words…take a look….

LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING!

1 Brightly beams our Father’s mercy
From His lighthouse evermore,
But to us He gives the keeping
Of the lights along the shore.

Chorus:
Let the lower lights be burning!
Send a gleam across the wave!
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
You may rescue, you may save.

2 Dark the night of sin has settled,
Loud the angry billows roar;
Eager eyes are watching, longing,
For the lights along the shore. (Chorus)

3 Trim your feeble lamp, my brother;
Some poor sailor, tempest-tossed,
Trying now to make the harbor,
In the darkness may be lost. (Chorus)

Here’s a little background on the author….

Author: P. P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, P. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are numerous. Some of his verses have obtained wide popularity in most English-speaking countries.

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BE A LIGHT TODAY!  SHINE BRIGHT IN THE DARK!  YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU MAY RESCUE FROM THE FIRES OF HELL…
Anita

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