“The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John 1:4-5
“The torch bearer sheepishly ascended the golden stairway that led to the massive altar. Trembling in absolute awe of the consuming fire that blazed ahead, she extended an unlit baton into the inferno. Drawing it out after a number of moments, she beheld the torch in amazement, as it now illuminated with an indescribable, unquenchable fire. Looking away from the torch to gaze once more at the altar, she stood speechless and oh so still. The atmosphere was silent, almost too much so. Then, an audible voice, not just a voice, but the Voice, shook the environment and commanded with unquestionable authority, run with the vision, run with the vision, run with the vision.
The runner was to race with the touch held high. She was convinced that her mandate was not about her, but about the light she carried. In response to the divine command that continued to echo vehemently within her heart, she ran down the stairs with strength and purpose, with the torch raised high. As she raced swiftly into a path saturated in deep darkness, she found her pace accelerating. Her feet were seemingly bound to an ordained roadway. A powerful presence of supernatural grace propelled her along the route. Her focus was undisturbed. She experienced a sense of weightlessness and inner rest as her body vigorously ran through darkness toward an unknown destination. No sign of fatigue or weariness bore upon her, only the essence of exhilaration. Her mission was clear and simple, hold the touch high and run with the vision.” (Patricia King) We must let the light of Jesus Christ shine in the darkness.
“No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.” (Matthew 5:15)