Saturday, December 15, 2012

On the darkest night


On
the darkest night
when
greedy arms
encroach

and
spread
wider, thicker, stronger
than
I

there is yet 
a
light

and

it
burns
on

always


9 comments:

  1. There is that moment when the light is just at the right angle to hit those dust particles (or whatever they are in the forest) and send them shimmering around you. It takes just the right amount of light in the forest and just enough darkness for the contrast to work. And something breaktaking and awe-inspiring is revealed. But only when just a bit of light is present in the darkness...I pray you cling to those slivers of light in the midst of this dark season of the soul. Love you dear.

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  2. Reading Ann's blog i came upon these words and they made me think of you: "You can go ahead and audaciously light your Advent candles because the reality is that the light is so bright that we are blinded by it, that reality is light and we’re really just broken bits of broken darkness surrounded by holy light and even the darkness is not dark to Him"

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  3. Summer@ a thirst for GodDecember 17, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Simple and beautiful. Thanks for reminding us of the audacity of light.

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  4. Janel,
    What a beautiful moment you have described. Yes, the light needs the darkness, amazingly enough. I will cling to those slivers of light, always. Thank you for being here, friend.

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  5. "...even the darkness is not dark to Him"

    Gloria in excelsis Deo.

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  6. The "audacity of light"..Yes. This.

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