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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 60:1-3 WEB.

    Nightfall came faster than I was anticipating. It was a 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. Usually, the moon would be out, but on this night, the sky was overcast. Thick fog and dense trees above me snuffed out what little light remained, and I had brought no light with me. I would have loved to have even had a candle.

    I was around thirteen years old at the time. The eerie sounds of frogs, crickets, and whatever that was lurking behind me were terrifying. Getting out of the woods seemed to take an eternity, but eventually, I saw the light of home appear in the distance. It was the most welcoming sight, and I was so happy to finally 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, then 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. To some people, you are the only light they will ever see, and God will use you to draw them. You may think that your light is only a tiny flicker. Yet, to someone in total darkness, you may be the most welcoming sight they have ever seen. You carry the word of God that sets people free from the darkness. So 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 lighthouse 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!

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Amen!
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen 

May 1
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen, Praise GOD, GOD, is my light! He is the light of the world. 

May 1
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Praise God ! Yes, I want to have His Light in my life. Holy Spirit fill me so I can be used to share Your(God's Word and The Good News of Your Freedom that you have given us out of Your Love for us. In Jesus Christ Name I pray this.

AMEN

May 1
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

May 1
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus ,please let our light be there for others . Amen 

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord, let our light shine for others, Amen and Amen. 

May 1
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Jesus is the light of the world, without His light, I am lost.  Thank you Jesus for being the light for ALL of us.  In your most precious name I pray, Amen!!  May the light continue to shine every day for you!

May 1
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus name amen praise God for he is our king 

May 1
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Debbie Zaleski
Debbie Zaleski

What a great message! Pastors Dion and Sylvia, you are my light! Thank God for your commitment to The Word. I am so glad to be part of your congregation... All believers who are striving to walk in Jesus' footsteps, not just mouth the words.

 

God bless you! 

Enjoy breaking your fast today.... BobbyJoe is taking me to Outback..we've been saving our gift certificate for a special occasion and this is it!

 

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you for this simple word of encouragement to share and shine for the Lord, Pastor Dion! Keep me faithful to share Your gospel, Lord. Put Your words in my heart and bring all things to my remembrance. Amen

May 1
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Hep me to always keep my cool. Help me be kind always. In the name of Jesus Amen 

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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Jesus for putting your light in me  please help me to see you in a fresh new way, congrats to everyone who completed the fast, God Bless you!!

May 1
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen Hallelujah ❣️

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I pray I shine the Lord's light to those in darkness, Amen!

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Afternoon 

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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for Your light that is in me, lead us to show it to those who are in darkness. That Your love for us be the lamp that we show to everyone who doesn't have You. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Pastor awesome message testimony, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Heavenly Father, please let me carry Your fire. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, and let me be a lighthouse 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!

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