Are You an Unlit Candle?

I was getting ready for our Christmas Eve candle service by placing the tapers on each choir member’s seat. (In fact we had the largest attendance we’ve ever had for a candlelight service). But when I finished there was this moment where I was struck by this image, all the unlit candles. Which brought up a question: Have I failed to be God’s light this past year? Will I continue to allow family, friends and co-workers to walk in darkness?

In the Gospel of John we read, (Christ) gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

Okay I think you get the point. In 2015 don’t just sit on your blessed assurance with an unlit candle. Take a moment to hold a hand, to pray for someone to do something to make this dark and scary world just a little brighter. You can do this. Jesus said so.

Let us walk together in the light on the path…