The Vision Unseen

The Think Write Thursday topic for today is:
to look out a window you don’t normally look out of and tell us what you see.

In my bedroom is a small window that faces east.

This window always has the blinds shut.

I don’t look out this window.

I don’t know its vision.

This is an ignored window.

One day I opened the blinds . . .just a little.

And wonderful light shown in.

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light:
they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death,
upon them hath the light shined.

For unto us a child is born,
Isaiah 9:2,6a

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Today’s thought – Lighten My Candle

mar29 002Japanese Ground Orchid from Grandma Crain’s garden to ours.

Good Morning

Psalm 18:28-30
For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

For long the wick of my lamp had served my purpose,
silently ministering as I read beside it.
I felt ashamed that I had not before
noticed its unobtrusive ministry.
I said to the wick:
“For the service of many months I thank thee.”

“What have I done for thee?”

“Hast thou not given light upon my page?”

“Indeed, no:
I have no light to give,
in proof whereof take me from my bath of oil,
and see how quickly I expire.
Thou wilt soon turn me as a piece of smoking flax.
It is not I that burns,
but the oil with which my texture is saturated.
It is this that lights thee.
I simple mediate between the oil in the cistern
and the fire on my edge.
This blackened edge slowly decays,
but the light continually burns.”

“Dost thou not fear becoming exhausted?
See how many inches of coil remain!
Wilt thou be able to give light
till every inch of this is slowly
charred and cut away?”

“I have no fear
so long as the supply of oil does not fail,
if only some kindly hand will remove
from time to time the charred margin . . .
exposing a fresh edge to the flame.
This is my twofold need:
oil and trimming.
Give me these and
I shall burn to the end.”

You may seem altogether helpless and inadequate;
but a living fountain of oil is prepared
to furnish you with inexhaustible supplies.
Not my your might or power, but by His Spirit.
Hour after hour the oil climbs up the wick to the flame!
from Streams in the Desert Vol 2

Matthew 25:4, 7, 10
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

10 . . . and they that were ready went in with him . . .

Be prepared . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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January 5, Today’s thought — Let There Be Light

Good Morning

And God said, “Let there be light.” (Genesis 1:3)

The first words we have on record of God speaking are highly instructive. “Let there be light” means far, far more than mere sunshine. In fact, the sun and moon were not made until the 4th day of Creation, yet Light was already so. What, then, did God mean when He said, “Let there be light”?

To find the answer, we need to look elsewhere in the Bible to see if there is any “light” shed upon this mystery.
The first thing we discover is that the Bible tells us — “God is light” (1John 1:5). The same author later writes twice that “God is love” (ch. 4:8, and 4:16). Thus we can surmise that “light” and “love” are spiritual synonyms; interchangeable with one another without compromising the express meaning of either.

With this in mind, we look back at the Genesis declaration and conclude that when God said, “Let there be Light,” He was in fact saying — “Let there be a revelation of My love!”

And there was.

In fact, everything that occurs in creation and in the Bible from that moment forward is in complete compliance with that unalterable decree. And the implications of this for us today are profound.

What would each day hold in store for us if we walked through every situation looking for how this or that could reveal something of God’s love to us. And just maybe, once we began to see this, we ourselves could learn to reveal God’s love to others around us.

Let there be light! — the single most powerful sentence you could ever say. ~~Rylie

Let your light shine for God – Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Five Minute Friday on Monday April 9, 2012

On Friday I read the prompt ‘Light’ and couldn’t put my thoughts together. This scripture was read Sunday morning and my thoughts jelled.




But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master    John 20:11-16


how many times in my grief
in my busyness
in my discouragement

am I so involved in what I assume to be true
so sure of what I feel
so unbelieving in the power of the Father

that even when Jesus is standing right in front of me, saying
can I help? — I am blind and stumble along in my own weak way;
until He says my name

and my eyes are opened like Mary’s
and I can honor, accept and submit to Him.


Matthew 6:22-23 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

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