Orange Sneakers that glow in the dark...
“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
Got your running shoes on? Have to prepare for the race. Every day training for endurance and building up your stamina...you hit the streets early. Are you wearing your orange sneakers? They shine in the dark. Can God find you? Have you invited him on your 'run'?
The second candle we light this week is the Candle of Grace. In preparation we can begin moving through this week defining and naming our deeper more specific desires. Pause as you pray and light this second candle. The first one represents HOPE and this one GRACE. Breathe and place your trust in Him each day. Whenever darkness surrounds you, or you feel trapped and defeated... hear the words, "God will come to save me." The grace we ask for is to hear the promise and invite God into those dark places in our life where we truly need him. Ask and you will receive. "Lord, bring your power of light and come into this place in my life, into the darkness that pulls me deeper down...and come here and save me."
Each night this week stop and look over the day and its happenings and recall if you called God into your day with trust and confidence that He will bring His light into you. You know have two candles burning brightly in your advent wreath. Know that He will come to save you if you only stop and ask Him into your life. It takes courage and I know you have it.
There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever." Revelation 22:5