So what does it mean to "Arise and Shine Forth"?
If we keep the commandments and serve God faithfully, then we will shine with the light of Christ. We will be able to receive his image in our countenances, which is something that I'm sure you want.
Be a good example! People will start to look up to you, and you will truly become a "standard for the nations". People will wonder what sort of religion could produce such an awesome person.
Don't be ashamed of the gospel! Be proud of this church that you are a part of, and share its glad message with others!!
Here's another video that explains the theme very well...
I think that this is a fantastic theme for 2012! Share the gospel with others! Never forget that just one person can have a great impact in another's life!
You can download a free mp3 of or sheet music for the above song here.