Words I sang as a child still rattle around my mind.
They seem to be easy to dredge up from the depths.
Maybe it’s because my early years come back into sharper focus over time.
It’s especially hard to get song lyrics out of our heads, isn’t it?
Does anyone else remember, ‘This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine..’?
It came to mind as I pondered on being a light for Christ in a dark world.
Most days I feel more like a wavering wick or briefly flaring match than a constant, fervent flame.
Yet a seemingly insignificant match dropped into the right place can become the start of a conflagration, instigator of an inferno.
Our spoken words can do this too – those said in the heat of anger, fire of passion or flame of love can have a huge impact.
What about our written words?
We send out fiery dart prayers, wave creative sparks around, light a candle or two, hoping others are drawn toward their light.
What is our calling in all of this?
- Be living flames on fire for God
- Reflect the Light of the world within
- Point others to Him
- Make a difference with our words and lives
How can we be encouraged in this task?