This little light of mine

This morning as I was trolling for my daily news I clicked on the MSN banner that said TV Jingles You Never Forget – and then I wanted to poke my own ears out……
Gimme a break, gimme a break –
Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer Weiner that is what I truly want to beeeee –
Rice a Roni the San Francisco treat-
What would you doooo for a Klondike Bar

And – you’re welcome! Now that you can’t get those out of your head – remember this one?

This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Of course – sung off key and really, REALLY loud! I hope the leaders in our children’s rooms are teaching that little ditty to our younger generation. Sincerely. Not only is it classic and timeless….it’s true.

One of my favorite things about Relay for Life is when it starts to become dusk and small tiny lights begin to shine. The luminaria ceremony. If you’ve never experienced it – I encourage you to plan to be on the field around 9:00 p.m. this Friday to witness something truly life changing. Families begin to light small candles, one by one, in memory (or in honor) of those people in their lives who are dealing with cancer. Across the field on the bleachers other small lights pierce the darkness – spelling out the word HOPE. Those lights burn throughout the night as a reminder of exactly why we do what we do each year at RFL.

One of the most important things we can do this Friday and Saturday as we tackle all the work that goes into making Relay For Life a success is to remember to be a light. Remember to give someone encouragement and hope. Remember to reflect God’s love and the promise of eternal life.

“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”
John 1:5

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