Shining a Light

Be an encouragement to people.

The lyrics of Be a Light challenge and encourage listeners during an unsettled time. The song is by Thomas Rhett, and features Keith Urban, Chris Tomlin, Hillary Scott, and Reba McEntire.

The chorus challenges us to shine brightly. “In a world full of hate, be a light. When you do someone wrong, make it right. In a world full of hate, be a light.” We were born to shine; the song reminds us.

Jesus says in Matthew 5, “You are the light of the world, like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp 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.”

In an unsettled and crazy time, we can be a light. We can check on our neighbors who are most at risk to see if they need anything from the store. We can be courteous to cashiers and those stocking shelves. We can offer encouragement to our neighbors who are anxious about the days ahead. We were born to shine, so we should shine brightly.

“This song is about being a light in a dark place. Being an encouragement to people,” Rhett Said. “I hope this song puts a smile on your face in this crazy, crazy time.”

A portion of the proceeds from the song will help those impacted by the COVID19 pandemic.

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