Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Light and fire

I am thankful for candles...their dancing light is a delight to contemplate while meditating and praying. Tonight, I had a candle lit and two more were reflected in the window behind it...and then a third very faint refection came into view as it got darker, creating the image of four flickering flames -- and it made me think of the remarkable story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the Bible. They were thrown into a fiery furnace for their faith -- but the fire didn't burn them, and when the King who threw them in there looked in, he saw a 4th figure -- God. I love the image of God standing with us in the flames, and the reminder that while the fire might get hot and uncomfortable and scary, it can not consume us.

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