Monday, August 17, 2015
Let There Be Light with #Giveaway
“Let there be light…” Genesis 1:3
“It is better to light one candle, than to curse the darkness.” Chinese proverb
“This little light of mine… I’m gonna let it shine!” Gospel music, Harry Dixon Loes, composer
We are surrounded by phrases of light, phrases that evoke the image of light breaking darkness. Beautiful imagery like this is no accident.
Light brings hope. Light brings morning. Light represents new chances, new days, new beginnings! Light travels! One has only to peer up at the night sky to see how amazingly complex the universe is in its very simplicity of rock-strew wonder… because we see light that shined a long time ago…
And it comes to us today.
There can be peace in darkness. Rest, slumber, ease. But light instigates us to get up, put on new clothes, and make the new day count!
Light inspires us. It calls to us, it pulls and tugs us. And yet, we take it for granted because there’s always been light. It’s almost mundane. It’s expected.
Today in this world, in this time, there are many who see light as a threat. Who see US as a threat. They don’t see Christ’s light. Maybe they never will.
But we can make His light, his sacrifice shine brighter. We can make ourselves shine brighter! We can be better people, kinder, gentler and more sacrificial! Christ told his people “Ye are the light of the world. A city, set on a hill, cannot be hidden.”
Let’s be that city on a hill!
There is strength in sacrifice. There is grace in sacrificial love. With every sacrifice we make we build character within ourselves, and strengthen our moral aptitude.
Being a light is good. Being a light is wholesome. Being a light unto others, forgiving trespasses, is simply marvelous.
“God, in your amazing, wondrous way, you created light and your people, and sent your son to be light among us. You sent him to show us the way through his most righteous sacrifice. Help us be sacrificial to others. Help us to be kind, to smile, to hug, to embrace. Help us to reach for the light in times of darkness. To walk humbly with our God. And to do this all like the contrite tax collector in Luke’s gospel, begging quiet forgiveness in an obscure corner. True light makes no noise, but sometimes, somehow, creates a hum of satisfaction. Let us inspire that hum of satisfaction in others, through Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Born into poverty, multi-published, best-selling author Ruth Logan Herne has a heart for the downtrodden and weary… She longs to make them happy and ease their burden. With nearly thirty titles in print and eight more contracted, she’s living her childhood dream… a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a published author touching hearts and souls with God’s word. She loves to hear from folks through her website http://ruthloganherne.com, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or through facebook as, well… you guessed it! Ruth Logan Herne!