Thursday, February 21, 2013


Matthew 5:16
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."

Kindle fiery flame in wick;
Watch the glimmering glow.
Light casts colors in courtly thrall,
Strains its lengthening limbs.

Cloak shining shimmering beam;
Pitch obscures our lamp.
Echoes emptying, etching self;
Talons veil visage of night.

Flickering flame or perennial pitch?
Slope scales toward one or the other?
Flames of faith pierce pitch of fear;
Not quenched, not hidden - but fueled.

As freely received, so freely given;
A light on a hill for all.
Thankful vessel humbly receives,
Humbleness freely gives.

Do you let your light from God shine on a hill, or cover it up in fear? If you let it shine, do you let it shine in humility, thus revealing the Father instead of you? I find it a constant battle with my pride!

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