Tonight we ended our evening service in the dark with candles lit…

The singing was beautiful and there is something so powerful to the candlelight moments…


It was fun to sit next to Isaiah and Johanna who were fascinated by the candles….

Isaiah wanted to know if I would let him hold it and he did ever so carefully….

The candlelight reflected the sparkle in their eyes and they both were awed…

I was struck by their innocence and their intrigue…

And as I looked behind me (since we were in the front row), I was struck by the candles in the darkness and I was reminded again of the pain in our world (in the darkness) and the beautiful light that brings us hope….

As we sang, there was something in me that wanted to freeze that moment…

Truly He taught us to love one another;His law is love and His gospel is peace.Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;And in His name all oppression shall cease.Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we. Let all within us praise His holy name. Christ is the Lord!  Their name forever praise we  Noel, Noel   O night, O night divine

And I am reminded, as much as Isaiah and Johanna are captivated with the actual candle and flame, may I allow my heart to be captivated by the truth that Jesus is the light and may I have the courage to shine brightly in a dark world….

Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

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