You’re [just] a Candle.

by aslightbreeze

And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 22:5)

The lights of this world are but a dull reflection of the Truth, the Light of God.  You should know your light is just an approximation of His light.

But this is okay.

You choose to let that light shine a little brighter, day-by-day, until that time as the glory of God is fully revealed.  You can’t do it on your own.

Does a candle understand the sun?  No, but it does bear a resemblance.  So too, you resemble Christ.  As he draws you in, you reflect his image ever more than the day before this one.  It is his good pleasure to send the Advocate to help you along the way.

Trust that the day is coming when His light shall be fully revealed, in you and through you.  You will live out of such a place of accuracy that worship will become effortless.  There are all sort of little lamps in this world (Genesis 1:14-18) that may appear worthy of your worship, whether it be people or ideas or emotions or religion itself, but trust that His is the Truest.  He is the source. His light will consume your light, and you will be brought back in to completion.  Back to fullness.  You will be what you were always intended to be: a little candle consumed by the sun.

Don’t let yourself be distracted by the pretty lights of this world.  It can be easy to think them the best, most glorious source for you to attach yourself to, but you will find they burn out soon enough.  There is only one flame that won’t ever burn out, and it is available to you right now.