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A Candle in The Dark

  • Arise, shine; for your light has come, and Yahweh's glory has risen on you. For, behold, darkness will cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but Yahweh will arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Isaiah 60:1 WEB

    Nightfall came faster than I was anticipating and it was black night as I made my way through the swamp towards home. As a young boy growing up in the country, I spent a lot of my time exploring the woods. Normally the moon would be out, but this night was overcast and the thick trees above snuffed out everything, and I had no light with me. I would have loved to have even had a candle.

    I was about thirteen years old at the time, and the eerie sounds of frogs, crickets and whatever that was lurking behind me were terrifying. Eventually I made it out of the woods and I could see the light of home in the distance. It was the most welcoming sight, and I was so happy to see it.

    A small candle sitting in the sunlight at mid-day is hardly noticeable. If you back away even a few feet it will begin to blend in with the surroundings and the light of the sun. It would seem insignificant, like there was nothing to be seen there. But if you were to look at that same candle in black darkness, it would shine as if it was sent by God.

    As this world grows darker and darker, the spiritual light that you have will shine brighter and brighter to those around you. For some people, YOU are the only light that they will ever see and God will use you to draw them. You may think that your light is only a small flicker, but to someone in total darkness, you may be the most welcoming sight they have ever seen and carry the word of God that sets people free from the darkness. Keep that fire stoked, for it is going to be needed.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please let me carry Your fire, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and let me be a light house to those in the darkness. Put Your words in my heart and bring all things to my remembrance. Speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Yes indeed...... Jehovah , fill me with your Holy Spirit, let me be light in the darkness to spread your love and words to others. In Jesus’s name I pray.... Amen
Aug 1
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Aug 1
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Aug 1
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Lord for being "The True Light of the World."  We are blessed to have your light shine ever so brightly!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen!!  Alleluia!!  Amen!!

Aug 1
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

Aug 1
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

amen! let your light shine within us!

Aug 1
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

Aug 1
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Aug 1
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Aug 1
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Let your light shine on us Jesus,Amen 

Aug 1
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Father, thank You for the light! 

Aug 1
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you for your reminder every day.

Aug 1
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me God please 

Aug 1
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen!

Aug 1
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father please let me carry Your fire, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and let me be a light house to those in the darkness. Put Your words in my heart and bring all things to my remembrance. Speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

Aug 1
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father as darkness grows into this world help me be a light in the darkness, grant me the favor to show light to those around me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praise the Lord. 

Thank you Pastor for reminding us about the light, God bless you. 

Aug 1
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Judith B
Judith Bedited: Aug 1

Heavenly Father, let your light shine through me, so that you may use me to tell people of your awesomeness as your draw them unto yourself, out of darkness and into your marvellous light,in Jesus name I pray. Amen

Aug 1
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Heavenly Father help me to be a light unto family members,  neighbors,  and strangers. I hunger for the Holy Spirit to show me how you, my Heavenly Father wants me to be. Praise Jesus, Amen

Aug 1
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Aug 1
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Aug 2
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

TO ME GOD  GIVES ME LIGHT,I CAN SEE IN THE DARK,PRAISE THE LORD, BUT WHEN EVER I GO OUT SIDE, I TAKE A LIGHT WITH ME.

Aug 6