As I sit at my desk, I am pondering the significance of the candle that I have lit shining its light around me.
I am dumbfounded that the candle does not need to move to shine it’s light, it just sits there in its candle holder.
It is only one light.
My use of a candle is redundant when I have a electrical light above my head.
Why then do I use a candle? for warmth, for ambience, for smell, for it’s just a thing?
My concept of me being not the light, but the candle, which produces the light, with the power of the fire.
What if I used two candles? or three? or four? or five? or hundred, or a thousand?
Would it make a difference in any of my ‘why’ I use the candle scenario’s?
It probably would in all those way’s.
But, what if all those candles, being candles, were in fact were not candles standing there all together, but were really God’s people, just being God’s people, standing there being a candle.
Candles are just candles, if they do not have the power of ‘fire’,it is just the vessel to be the carrior of the fire.
It is the wick, inside the candle that is buried inside the candle that sustains the candle throughout it’s burning.
It is the burning that is seen from close up to far away from another room, to across the valley to the mountain top.
The power is within. It shines within.
The candle, thus represents light, when lit with the fire.
In the end, the candle does not move, but yet it still accomplishes it’s intention, to give ‘light’.
Do God’s people need to rethink there purpose?