From the way I heard it, the sweet little curly headed girl couldn’t have been more than 8 years old. She hadn’t grown up going to bible class or church, but now that her parents were going to church, she was loving it.
One of her favorite parts of her new bible class was the singing and the song, “This Little Light of Mine,” was one of her favorites. The only problem was that one day her teacher noticed that during the verse, “Hide it under a bushel, NO! I’m going to let it shine,” she was actually singing and shouting, “Hide it under a bush, HELL NO. I’m going to let it shine.”
A little horrified, the teacher very kindly explained to the little girl that the actual words to the song were, “Hide it under a BUSHEL, no,” and she made sure she emphasized the word “bushel.” She also took the time to explain the song and what a bushel actually was. When the sweet little girl finally got it, she said in all her innocence, “Oh! I thought it said, ‘Hell No!'”
I love the little girl’s heart. I also love the passion in which she would yell, “Hell NO!” I’m not advocating we change the words of the song to include “HELL NO!”, but I do wish the church and Christians had that kind of passion when it comes to Satan trying to hide our light.
Think about it!
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”