Every act of kindness is a light in the darkness. How light is your home, community, town or our own country? We can look at a NASA picture of what the world looks like on the dark side of the earth. Where there is electricity, it is brilliant. Only certain parts of the world are in total, or mostly total darkness. How dark the earth must have looked before the great invention of electric lights.
With light, there is no total darkness…
Here are some quotes that we should think about:
- “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu
“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” – Anne Frank
“In the midst of darkness, light persists.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Plato
. “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” – Walt Whitman
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5 in the Holy Scriptures
In the midst of the holiday movies, I found one of interest. It is filled with scenes of a small, historic town in England and their ordinary people. The town’s people have for years held onto a mystical event that supposedly happened with a candle. A new priest is asked to come to their church and even he has to deal with the realness of doubting and of faith. It is beautifully done and If you have an hour or so…watch this Christmas video. It may help us understand how one candle, with the help of people, can dispels darkness. This story of beliefs…miracles….and the people who believed that God can overcome the darkness. Even when people try to manipulate God’s purposes, HE WILL OVERCOME IT. His power is filled with miracles and light that cannot be blotted out by darkness…BECAUSE GOD WILL NOT LET IT.
May God’s light shine bright on you this Christmas!
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