Posted by: Pure Glory | 12/26/2021


by Hazel Straub

In the Far North, where I live, this time of year the sun is low in the sky and vanishes quickly. However, snow on the ground reflects moonlight, ensuring that it is not totally dark.

Rather than curse the darkness let your light shine. The Spirit of God lives inside of us making us bright lights. Light conquers the darkness.

Shine with the love and life of God.
Shine with joy and praise.
Shine with peace and patience.
Shine with mercy and forgiveness.

Shine with goodness and faithfulness.
Shine with believing and trusting God.
Shine with the beauty of Jesus
Shine to light the way for God’s glory!

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.  No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” (Matthew 5:14-16 NLT)

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  1. Even a little of God’s light goes a long way. 🎶This little light of mine. I’m gonna let it shine.🎶 This is a beautiful picture, Hazel. Did you take it? Blessings!

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    • David, a little light goes a long ways because light wins.No I did mot take the photo but felt it was a good illustration. Your light casts out darkness and is powerful! Shine!!!

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      • Thank you, Hazel. Letting God’s light shine through me is the goal. Thank you for your kind words. Blessings!

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      • Blessings of light and love, David!


  2. I Love everything about this!!!! Let your light shine Hazel. Blessings and Grace over you Always.

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    • Yes, Julia, light changes everything! Abundant blessings of light, where you live!!! 😍♥️

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  3. What a wonderful way of putting your thoughts down.
    May our Heavenly Father continue to bless you with his love, grace and presence.

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    • Thank you Paul, I receive the blessing. Abundant blessings to you!

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  4. God bless you

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  5. May God bless you and we all. Merry Christmas.

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    • Anita, Thank you! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Glory to God, who gives us His Light!

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  6. This is beautiful! God def lives sin all of us


  7. And it’s so pretty. ❤ Love the poem and the beautiful encouragement! 🙂
    God loves you, Hazel!

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  8. Back online! Resubscribing now 🤗

    PS I couldn’t get your “like” button to load ~ might want to keep an eye on it. Much love!

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