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by louis gander
2/18/2009 / Missions
I know I'm but a candle,
pulled from a little box,
and set among the vexing thorns
in this big world of rocks.
Then being weary, I sat down
in shading of a tree -
and there in shadow of my sin,
I sat in misery.
I thought I had the answers though,
but did not have the spark.
I sat alone in torment too -
cold, ignorant, dark.
I was an unlit candle
and not worth anything
until one day I saw the light -
from under thorns, a King!
I sat among the shadows, black -
but flicker in His Word
stunned me when it whispered -
and still, small voice I heard.
That Light had died for just three days,
but showered me with grace,
and love was lit throughout the world,
to all the human race.
When I stepped out and saw the light
from under that old tree,
right then was lit with flames of hope -
which made me wholly free!
Oh yes, a strange thing happened -
it happened long ago.
My ears could hear, my eyes could see,
His warmth in all its glow.
My heart was lit and came to life -
though just a humble light -
but with the flames from all of us,
He shines so very bright.
I light the place where 'ere I go.
It is my job you see,
to be a Christian candle.
There's nothing else to be.
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Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, I am the Light of the world;
he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
" I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.
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