aybe the candle wouldn’t have been regarded as a candle if it wasn’t able to hold the flame. Maybe the very essence of sight wouldn’t have become a feast for our hearts if the sight was not able to harbour the perception of distinct beauty of each and everything in this world, perception that attains perfection when light falls on it. Maybe light is the only essence of reality that cannot be consumed by darkness!
“Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matt 5: 15, 16).
The brilliance of a million stars cannot compare to the light we have in our souls, the light that has been kindled in grace by our loving Saviour, in the faith we profess to Him. We as believers have a responsibility in letting our light shine before others, so that they may see the light in us and glorify our Father in heaven! Spoken syllables, written words or deeds done are all but a different dimension to dare for the glory of God but there is something greater than what anything else could ever testify and that is the light within our souls, without which nothing said or done will find its meaning. The light, in each personal moment we choose to spend with our Lord, is that which transforms us from one degree of glory to another (2 Cor 3:18). Christianity has always been but the fight of the inner man, the uncompromising unction that keeps the lamp burning, the wilful struggle against oneself from being complacent, the faithfulness in which we deter the hypocrisy in keeping the lamp for ourselves or letting it be hidden under the bowl!