#675: Hello again folks! I like this short ode that our friends and partners over at Israel Today [israeltoday.co.il] published the other day. Please note that it has nothing to do with The Two Ronnies either! But there are many truths that this poem contains to help counter all the half-truths and downright lies that we all have to put up these days ... especially during the silly season that most folks used to call Christmas but now call anything else:
Four candles sent forth their light.
You could hear the candles whispers in the quiet night.
A candle of peace, a candle of faith, and a candle of hope,
All shined in the darkness together with the candle of love.
As time passed by the candles light started fading away.
Peace felt unappreciated, while faith and hope were weak and felt they were no longer needed or important.
Suddenly a boy entered the room and cried at the sight of the three extinguished candles.
You are supposed to light with all your might and strength, said the child as he continued crying.
The fourth candle then spoke:
“Do not fear child, for as long as I burn we can ignite the flames of the extinguished candles. I am love.”
With glowing eyes the boy took the candle of love and lit the other candles.
The flame of love must never die, each and every one us must nurture and cherish the love, hope, faith and peace inside of him.
"I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints"
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; Do Not Be Deceived and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 18-Dec-2011