– A Light in the Darkness –

Posted: November 9th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Spirituality, Writing | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

umm, yeah. Here’s a little diddy I wrote today.

I own a lighting store called A Light in the Darkness. It’s a neat little shop that has thousands of different lamps, chandeliers, and the like. I also sell the bulbs for every model you could think of. My motto is “My light will free you from any darkness.”

When you walk through the aisles, every lamp is lit so you can see how brightly they shine and what kind of light they cast. They are screaming, “Look how bright my light shines! I have what it takes to free you from darkness!”

These bulbs scoff at the others still in the package. They call them useless and tell them how dull and insignificant they are sitting on the shelf. “See how much light I give off? And you just sit there doing nothing.”

All of the lights are in separate rows, so you can clearly see their labels and what each is good at. Sometimes you can hear them argue about who does their job better and why they’re so important.

It’s a funny thing how proud the lights on display are. But they are the ones that never leave the shop.

The lights that are still in the package, they are my greatest asset. They have the potential to be everything and more that the display lights are, but are content to remain where I put them. They wait for the day that I take them from the shelf and send them to be the light that frees someone from darkness.

And that is important, because I have a specific light for every need. And not everyone knows what type of light is needed for their particular circumstance. These customers are easy to spot as they wander around my store from aisle to aisle looking for the one that’s “just right.” I’ve had a few complaints that it’s hard to know which light to choose when they all say they are the best. So I help them and guide them to a shelf, giving them the light that’s just right for their need.

I wish the display lights could be used to help someone, but they are too busy trying to outshine the others and too afraid to leave the store. They fear that they might be unplugged and their lights cease shining. I try to tell them they will be plugged in again when they are ready to be used but their fear paralyzes them.

So I am surrounded mostly by display lights who give light to no one but themselves in a store that is already lit, while a handful wait patiently for me to send them.

Remember, “My light will free you from any darkness.”