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Topic: light (05/24/04)
TITLE: Light`s Request
By Brenda Kern
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Allow me to introduce myself to you: I am Light.
At my first morning appearance, as the children awake, both the old and the young, I revel in the joy they feel at acknowledging my presence: "Finally! It's my wedding day!" or "All right! Today's the last day of school!" So many love me, and happily enjoy my arrival hand in hand with the new day.
Some are less joyful, and would rather stay in their nether world of sleep--the waking day holds boredom, or humiliation, or sometimes even worse. I hear the first rising thoughts of the grieving, and the soon to be grieving ("Oh. The terrible day has come, the day he is scheduled to be executed...").
I prefer the greeting of the lonely--they greedily await even the tiniest hint that I am coming, that I will break forth more brightly soon. They love me!
And speaking of love-the plants! They lean toward me, they love me so much! It is nice to be so nakedly appreciated.
Confidentially, I enjoy tormenting a particular bunch who don't appreciate me at all. Begin with darkness, then throw a switch to release me from my slumber, and...watch those cockroaches move! They skitter, they scatter; they can't get out of my presence fast enough! Inflicting myself on them, I think, would be something like eating chocolate is for the children.
I'm not always so full of mischief, though. I am also very helpful. Many and many a time I have shone in the dark, and have done my part to save the lost.
Which brings me to my request of you. My greatest joy is being born in the lives of the spiritually lost. This happens when one of you, my readers, acts as a representative, an ambassador, and introduces a lost one to God and His Son, Jesus. Please, I implore you, do this more and more!
When I enter this new life, I can feel my slender fingers spreading, illuminating every corner. Even though the revealing of sin and its damage causes pain and tears fall, they are soon chased away by my spreading, and by my brightening of the interior, until I leak out to the exterior through the smiles and eyes of the new believer! Oh, how I yearn to repeat this experience, millions of times, even billions of times! I could never grow tired of my part in this sacred transformation, I'm sure.
I know God has asked for your participation in this effort, and many of His children ask it of you regularly, but let me add my voice to the call. Please! I eagerly wait for your assistance in bringing His Light into one more life.
See you first thing in the morning, to remind you of my request...
Your Humble Servant,
May 30, 2004