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Light: Living Frank’s Prayer, Part Six

January 27, 2012

From long ago —  Where there is darkness, let me sow light.

I’m part of a project that involves painting the first part of Genesis like an abstract expressionist.

The opening formless void of chaos was immediately into the sketchbook.

And then “there was light, and it was good.”  Whoa.

Yellow, like the traditional image of the sun?  No, more than that.

White, like a standard light bulb?  No, more than that.

Something else mixed in?  Like what, and why?

And that’s the same dilemma you and I have when we try to bring light into darkness.  What will that light sound like?  Look like?  What tone and texture?

A classic line we all know but often ignore  is “Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

What does that look like to you?  Feel free to leave a comment, and I’ll see you back here soon.

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  1. Nanette Traband permalink

    What immediately comes to mind is the new bulb I put in my standing lamp behind the couch where I sit. It is one of the green, electricity-minding ones. When I first turn the lamp on, it is low light, but before I know it, it is sufficient for the room. When I look to the Lord, I see a light so white and bright I feel humbled to begin to face it. It is often low, clouded by my life happenings, but if I follow the low light through the grief or dispair, it becomes more than sufficient for my life!


  2. ooohhhh wow and amen!!!


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