Rise and Shine

There is a song we sang as I child, ‘It’s time to rise and shine, and give God the glory, glory. Rise and shine and Give God the glory glory, rise and shine and give God the glory glory, children of the world.”

sun-18867_1280When my kids were growing up I would greet them in the morning with this song, often at the top of my lungs just to be ornery. There are several verses, so they knew that I would keep singing if they didn’t get up for school.

Somewhere along the way I think that I have forgotten, that we as a church have forgotten, that we are supposed to rise and shine.  Instead we have shrunk back, afraid to let our voices speak out against the evil of this world.  Or when we do speak out, we forget that it is God’s love that shines through us into the darkness.  Instead we try to reason and debate to get people to see our side of things.  We fail to realize that when we don’t rise, Satan does.  When we don’t shine, there is only darkness.  It’s time to Rise and Shine.

About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try to believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you.
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2 Responses to Rise and Shine

  1. Amanda H says:

    What a great thought! I need to learn that song so I can sing it for my kids (and myself) in the mornings! They might just get out of bed so I stop singing…or Little Miss will just start singing with me! Either way…I love it!!


  2. sarasamomx5 says:

    Bummer, the video doesn’t work. But that could just be my computer. I love your points here, bot the rising and saying something, but the shining, ie doing it in love. Excellent post. 🙂 (Stopping by from FMF.)


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