Monday, March 7, 2011


No, not a typo...
-lum: from the Latin "lux," meaning light.

  Luminous. Illuminate.  Luminescence. Luminary.          ...Etcetera.

I was thinking about lights just now... how we're called to "Let [our] light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16).

Here's the glorious thing: lights must be ignited. Candles must be lit. On their own, they simply sit.

"Let your light so shine...." My light? I'm just a wick! was John:

"(6) There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. (7) This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. (8) He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. (9) That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world."
John 1:6-9
"Let your light so shine...." My light? mean....Him! My light! He whose word is the light unto my path!

Silly self, trying so often to kindle your own light, and ending up only with pitiful smoke, when the light of the world was waiting to fill you, to shine through you, to illuminate.

"If my fire is not large it is yet real, and there may be those who can light their candle at its flame." -A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

" is yet real..."   
Luminosity is Him in us, Him through us. Beautiful light.
         Real light.
                    Let's shine.



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