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Topic: Volunteer (11/23/06)
- TITLE: A Lesser Light
By Loren T. Lowery
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If, on occasion, you reflect back on your life and feel you have nothing to give, no talents to volunteer I would ask you to simply consider this:
One early December morning, due to high winds north of Seattle, we had a power failure. Cold, uncomfortable, with only a flashlight, I stumbled my way into one of the rooms to find clothes to wear for work. Once there, I noticed a dim –like glow coming through the curtains and thought the power must have been restored; the light most likely coming from a lamp post across the road.
I turned off the flashlight and tried the wall switch…nothing happened. Crossing to the window, I pulled back the curtain and peered out to see a three-quarter moon shinning high in a clear, dark sky.
I decided to sit in the shadows for a few moments and as I did, the room grew brighter as my eyes adjusted to the dimness. Despite a howling wind, a warm comforting peace followed and I knew, even in this lesser light, all would be well, because a greater light powered the lesser light.
I glanced out the window once more and thought how much our own lives are like the light reflected from the moon. Like the moon, placed here by God, we give light as we are able; and that this light, may on its own accord, give warmth and comfort to others. Others, who like ourselves, also stumble in their own darkened rooms.
As night once again fell and I closed my eyes for sleep, I gave thanks that the lanterns we carry need not be torches. Surely, as we lead our daily lives, we are at time unwitting volunteers, sharing what ever light we have been blessed with to the world. What we share, what we give becomes our witness. But our light, no matter how dim or bright or how reflected, cannot be hid. Our talents, our gifts, indeed our very being are all for naught but that others might find hope of a Greater Light.
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