In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
To my daughter: You are a bright light. You shine in places in your Daddy’s heart I didn’t even know need brightening. God made you to shine. It is the nature He put in you.
The world is going to do all it can to dampen the light in you. Turn it down, install a dimmer. Cover it with a shade. Hide it under a bushel. Hide the beauty.
Suppress the light in your eyes. That fire — the confidence in yourself that who you are as a woman is profoundly beautiful and vitally needed in this world. But God says, in the midst of it, “You are the light of the world.”
“A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” A woman built on Christ cannot be kept down.
“Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.” Neither does God with the light in your eyes.
“Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.”
And He has put you in this world to shine, my dear.
A woman with God’s light shining through her cannot be dimmed by any adversity or negative message of the world. No power can stand against it. She is His beauty. She shines too brightly, too radiantly for any power to overcome it. To understand it. She is the light of the world.
You are beautiful. You fill pieces in me, with love, that come alive from the kindness in your eyes. From the warmth of your body snuggled next to mine. Through the light of who you are, God shines.
God made you a lamp. God placed you in a world full of holes, each one waiting to be shined on, healed, made whole. Each one needing to see His glory. And he made you to shine.
And no bushel in the world can contain you.