My sister has a magazine clipping pinned to the burlap tufted bulletin board over her desk. It says: “It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”
I’m not sure where we are on the timeline of history. But I can confidently say the world is getting darker. The news is more tragic, the politicians more corrupt, the vices more enslaving, the evil more palpable.
Sometimes, I want to crawl into a hole and wake up in Heaven. But I’m still here for a reason. And so are you. Ephesians 5:8 tells us, “for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” We don’t just have access to the light, we are light.
It’s a courageous thing to light a candle in the dark. Light attracts attention. It exposes things. It’s potentially explosive. But it also provides sight, warmth, comfort, and guidance. Light shines a ray of hope.
A candle doesn’t light up the whole world, just one small area. It may seem insignificant. But here’s the truth: Your little corner of the world needs your light. If you put darkness and light in the same room, light wins every time—no matter how small the flame.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).
As Jesus’ followers, we are here to shine! Who needs your light today?
“A candle doesn’t light up the whole world, just one small area.”
Whoa! Those are encouraging words. It’s very easy in the face of darkness to feel like we cannot make a difference and be overwhelmed.
“Your little corner of the world needs light.” I’m heading into my day ready to shine for the Light of the World.
Thank you, Teresa!! Shine on!
Nikki, I know you are a light to so many !! I love your beautiful, encouraging heart♥️!