When I was a little girl, we used to sing a song about our witness for Jesus.
"This little light of mine...I'm gonna let it shine...."
Do you remember that song?
There's a verse that goes, "Hide it under a bushel? NO!! I'm gonna let it shine..."
We used to yell the "NO!!" at the top of our lungs.
"I'm NEVER hiding how much I love Jesus!! I'm not ashamed of Him!"
I got to thinking about that.
I have a lamp in my room, that I was using by my desk.
I had set it on a low table behind the bookcase near the wall.
But the thing was, the room was dim.
I could only see by my desk, because it was closed in.
The light was hemmed in between the wall and the bookcase.
So I moved my lamp to a higher table, where the entire room could benefit from the light.
Sometimes it's not a bushel that is hiding the light of God in us.
It's not covered completely.
It's just that it's hemmed in by the cares of this world, stress from work, financial worries, relationship issues, or a mountain of laundry.
We have to put our lamp in a higher place!
Jesus said, "If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto Me." (John 12:32)
When we lift Him higher than all the other stuff that isn't eternal in value, we are EXALTING Him, and through us, He can draw others to Himself.
His light can be seen.