One time as a very young Christian; I wrote a letter to someone sharing all that the Lord had done in my life. I received back a chastising letter telling me that these things should be a private matter, and something I needed to keep to myself. Even as a baby Christian I knew that this was not the best advice. I do not know if she was saved when she died, but if she did ask Jesus into her life she indeed kept it to herself.
Share Your Light
The world does not need an under-the-bushel kind of love.
It needs the reaches-out-kind to show God’s love.
I need the one that will look about,
With eyes focused and ears tuned to help.
There are many as a babe needing to be spoon-fed;
Afraid to go out and do as led.
Feed my sheep, clothe the poor.
I ask you to testify for the Lord
Some timidly speak – if they speak at all.
They hide their love as under the bushel they fall.
If you need boldness to do as asked,
Come and get the needed strength you lack.
I give you the faith to speak,
The words I desire for you to seek.
I give the wisdom you need to know,
And I will support you when your faith is low.
I will show what you need to do.
And I equip to follow through.
The very best hidden-kind-of love is not as good,
As the very weakest light set high as it should.
So shine your light so the world can see,
The plan of Salvation Jesus offers to set them free.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.