Thursday, November 8, 2007

Go Light Your World

A single candle – alone in the darkness – seems to be ineffective. What can a tiny flame do against the vastness of the darkness surrounding it? Surely it will be swallowed up and quenched.

"There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle." - Robert Alden

There is a profound truth in this quote. The darkness CANNOT put out the light – Light dispels the darkness – ALWAYS.

A single candle – alone – does not light a very big area. BUT when it lights another candle, and they stand together, the circle is larger. Light even more candles, and the circle widens. Soon it will light up the whole area.

What’s really cool is that: “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” (Arthur Unknown) The original candle continues to burn with the same intensity. NOTHING is lost. The flame can be transferred to the candle next to it or transported to a candle far from it – both will burn brightly.

TOGETHER they make a greater light – they are more effective – than the single candle all alone. WE are those candles. WE are the LIGHT to the world. WE need to SHINE.

Remember the little song we learned as children? “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it SHINE!!” Don’t hide it – SHINE!! Don’t let it be blown out – SHINE!! PUSH BACK THE DARKNESS & SHINE!!!!

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr

Candles

Burning

Glowing

Shining

Beauty

in darkness

Bringing LIFE!!

A light cannot “hide” in darkness. It WILL be noticed. It WILL stand out. It WILL influence the area around it. We are to SHINE. We are to reflect the Light in us – the Light of the world – to the world around US. Don’t hide your light – SHINE!!

“The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned." Matthew 4:16 NIV
YOU are a Candle – where are YOU going to SHINE? Where are YOU going to spread the light that you have received? Where are YOU going to “PUSH BACK THE DARKNESS”? The darkness is all around. Ask God to show YOU where to hold your candle high and SHINE!!

Kathy Troccoli’s song (Go Light YOUR World) deeply impacted me a few years ago. I wrote to this song along with another song (Thrown Away) by Ray Boltz. It is posted on my “Heart Songs” blog. It challenges us to reach out and “Be a Candle” to SHINE His Light in us to those living in darkness.

You can’t stop being a candle. You CAN choose how and where you will shine. Don’t hide your light (HIS Light in you). Sharing it won’t diminish your light. PUSH back the Darkness. Let your light SHINE!!

Be a Candle - Go Light YOUR World

Selah Y

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Fantastic post... love the thought, "a light cannot hide in the darkness... it stands out" What a great reminder for us all.