“No one lights a lamp and then hides it or puts it under a basket.[a] Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house.34 “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is bad, your body is filled with darkness.35 Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. 36 If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” Luke 11:33-36 NLT
Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful. 2 Corinthians 4:6 The Message
I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth! Psalms 121:1 NLT
Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as you are,
And make me love you as I ought to love.
I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
No sudden rending of the veil of day,
No angel visitant, no opening of the skies,
But take the dimness of my soul away.
Have you not bid me love you, God and Kind?
All, all your own, heart, strength and mind.
I see your cross;there teach my heart to cling.
O let me seek you, and O let me find!
Teach me to feel that you are always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear.
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.
Teach me to love you as your angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame:
The kindling of the heaven-descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and your love the flame.
Scriptures and hymns of old bear out the message of the gift and grace of the presences of God’s light in us. We place our hope in God, He fills our souls with life and light, leading us forward to push back the dark that surrounds us.
Listen to a modern day song that also proclaims the same truth-Pushing Back the Dark~