Let Your Light Shine
Maddi D., age 13
“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Jesus said this to his disciples during the Sermon on the Mount.
I think that expressing love is a way of letting your light shine. Just a little bit of love can really brighten someone’s day. One morning, this year, I got to school, and I was already having a really bad day. I felt like everything possible had gone wrong that morning. Almost as soon as I walked in the doors to school, one of my friends came up to me with a smile and gave me a hug. This turned my attitude around, and I ended up having a good day.
Here, at Kohahna, love is everywhere. Last year was my first year, and the main thing I noticed the first week was the love. Everybody was so caring and supportive. It inspired me to try to share the love I felt at camp with everyone at home. I made more friends and had more fun.
Letting your light shine is also about having the self-confidence to share what you can do with everyone. For some people, that’s a talent, for others, it’s a sport, and some like drawing and painting, some people are good at stopping fights, the list goes on and on. But, it’s more important to have the confidence to share what makes you an individual.
So we should let the qualities of God shine brightly through us!!