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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Desire (01/17/05)

TITLE: The Light Was Left On
By Susanne Williams
01/19/05


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Somebody loves me - the light was left on-
It's been kept burning while I have been gone.
It's message to me is perfectly clear-
It tells me, "You're loved by somebody here."
Somebody waited to welcome me home,
As, in the darkness, their welcome light shone.
Somebody waited, while I was out there,
Leaving the light on to show me their care.

Is your light still on for someone out there
Who may need to know of your love and care?
A lonely, lost soul who on a dark night
Decides to come home and there is your light.
A light that's left on takes away the fear,
Of a homecoming, saying, "You are loved here."

My desire is that Jesus' Light, like the light in the above poem, will
always be shining, in my house, to welcome home a lonely and lost soul.

God gave me a house that you can see
Then He breathed His Spirit into me.
He is renewing me from within-
From head to toe, I represent Him.
I'm an expression of Him, on view,
In the words I say and what I do.
I'm His expression that lost souls see
And I want His Light to be seen in me.

That's my desire.


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Karen Deikun01/25/05
Wow. That was such a sweet poem and a nice tie-in to the ending.
Debbie OConnor01/25/05
Very, very nice. Love the image of the light being left on. Beautiful.
Suzanne R01/28/05
In our household, it is a bit of a joke (but serious) that if I come home and find the garage door up and the light on, I feel loved. So your poem, while beautiful in its own right, is also very effective because it strikes a cord - I identify! Thanks.
Deborah Anderson01/28/05
A hearty AMEN to what you said. God bless you.
Barbara Thompson-Young02/21/05
Susanne, I just found this poem, and I love it so much! What a thought! Your represent Jesus, well!