Thursday, June 18, 2009


No man, when he hath lighted a candle,
putteth in a secret place,
neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick,
that they which come in may see the light.

Luke 11:33

Sometimes you need to light more than one candle to illuminate things. But then what happens if you light too many? It seems to me that it produces too many flickering shadows and you're left standing blindly exposed with an empty pack of matches in your hand worried that your house is about to be torched. I wonder if there are times when its best to sit in the dark.


a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

oh yes ma'm it is.

its amazing how well you can focus in the dark.

Gypsy said...

It's amazing how crystal clear things can become without the benefit of too much light. Sometimes the answers are right there in the shadowy corners. You might have to squint your eyes to see them, but they are there.

Awareness said...

irish heather....yeah, i'm sitting in it right now! Though I don't particularly like what I'm focusing on....a clogged head!

Gypsy....what if the answers are not what you want them to be? I think that's when the big spotlight gets cranked....ooooo scary dust bunnies are in those shadowy corners.

Gilly said...

Not sure we find answers in the dark. Too often our own fears loom up and the answers we find are not what God wants.

A candle chases the dark into the corners, and we can think by the tiny light, knowing our fears cannot over come us while we have the light of truth beside us.

Marja said...

Mmmmm You see what you want to see
The dark wouldn't hep Wouldn't it?

BlazngScarlet said...

I have always been soothed by the dark.
It helps me to 'see' more clearly.
Too much light lets in all the many distractions.

As far as answers not being what you want, well, there's not much that can be done.
You take what you find and you either accept it or find a way to change it.