This Little Light of Mine

Let’s turn another page in the memory book…

One of the first songs that I can remember learning to sing at Sunday school was This Little Light of Mine, I am Going to Let it Shine. One day while I was singing the song to the top of my lungs, Mother explained to me what the song meant. That I was to let my light shine for Jesus and be a good witness.

Many years later, my special granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn, was trying to figure out what it meant to be a good witness and let her light shine, but she quickly discovered it wasn’t as easy as she’d hoped. While on vacation at the beach with her relatives, she heard the story of Sara Jane, a young girl who traveled from Pennsylvania to New York with her family to attend the dedication of the Statue of Liberty.

After arriving in New York Sara Jane could hardly wait for the big day, watching the parade, seeing the President of the United States and the Governor of New York. But it was when she heard the story of Lady Liberty, that she learned to hold her torch high and let her light shine. After all Sarah Jane Powell’s family came from a long line of people who have been great keepers of the light.

Sara Jane’s favorite scripture is found in Matthew 5:16: “let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (NKJV).

Through the life of this remarkable little girl, Sarah Jane, Kimberly Dawn learns what it truly means to let your light shine and become a good witness. And, she decides right then and there that she, too, will share the gospel of Jesus at every opportunity and glorify God with the torch he has given her.



This amazing story teaches that being a good witness will cause you to be a light to others. What a great tool to teach our youth!

The fourth book in the Eleanor Series is Sarah Jane: Liberty’s Torch

This set of fictional books is based one the true-to-life stories of my family’s history, and these heart-warming stories span generations, are historically accurate and highlight the nation’s Christian heritage of faith.

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One Response to “This Little Light of Mine”

  1. Terryle August 26, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    Wonderful devotional for a Monday morning…..Lady Liberty is the symbol for not only freedom but righteousness; without one, you can not have the other. Be Blessed this day, sweet lady…(Yes, I can relate to the “Top-of-the-lungs” scenario….been there; witnessed that)