Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Light-A-Lamp (religious)





BLOG DESCRIPTION: This blog chronicles the metamorphosis of a young Christian writer whose sole purpose is to radiate light through her writing style. The writer writes about her daily quest to find the true meanings of the Word of God. The blog currently has over 3000 visitors from 146 Countries and over 300 RSS subscriptions.

MY REVIEW: A Christian religion blog, well-written. Some of it addresses the author, some of it is her fiction. She posts on a regular basis, which is always nice. Recommended.

Sample post:
[I don't reproduce the photo that accompanies it]
Save me from the world
I don't want to go out
The world is a scary place
Let me stay in here
In your sweet warmth and safety
Let me hide in here

Save me from the world
Away from all the troubles
I don't want to be a solution
I don't want to be the loser
I don't want to be a topic
Please let me stay here
In your sweet warmth and safety
Let me hide here

Save me from the world
Away from lies and injustice
I don't want to say the truth
I don't want to show the path
I just want to be here
In your sweet warmth and safety
Let me hide here

Many times we are introverts. We get into a comfort zone called 'self-isolation,' a place where no one else exists, but us. And it could be sweet actually. Imagine not having to adhere to anyone's rules or inadequacies. Imagine knowing that we're safe from the world's issues. That we know what we're doing and don't need to influence anyone else, or be influenced ourselves. A place where we can make the world what we want it to be, in our own little corner. It could be bliss.

However, in order to spread God's love we need to get out of our comfort zones.

"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated...As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main." Quote by John Donne.

The man who wrote the quote above was a Christian, and at some point in his life he figured that we are not made to live in isolation, but that each of us can revive a long chain of liveliness in the world at large. This is where the popular quote, "No man is an island," came from. I took something out of it: that there is a purpose for which the market place exists. By the market place I mean our businesses, jobs, community centers, families, homes, and social networks. I mean every place where we get to come in contact with other people.

And I believe that now, more than ever before, we need to strengthen the bonds of liveliness, especially with people who are lost or who don't understand the meaning of God's love. Why do we need to do this? Because the times are upon us. We don't have time in our favor. The world needs to see the sons of God right now. I like how Isaiah 61 puts this into perspective:

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives (to tell them they are free), and the opening of the prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness."

This is God's message to the world today, that He can set free anyone who willingly comes to Him. He can give you beauty for ashes and joy for mourning.

In our 21st century generation, this message is what I want my market place to be all about. If you have something that God has given you, it pays you no good to hide it from every one else, because someone out there needs you. That's why you should run with these words...yes, go to your own market places after reading this and present who you really are and what your God-given gifts are. Something inside of you can enrich the poor, heal those with broken hearts, set free those who have been made prisoners by their own hurts, dry up the tears of those who are crying, and make others break into sweet dance. Be a carrier of joy and love...but not just any kind of love, specifically God's love...because His love is eternal and will never end.

He is the author of Love, His name is Love, and nothing else can give full satisfaction other than His love. I've seen people test the waters, and seen that nothing else satisfies. All is vanity and a chasing of the wind. Only His love will remain and last forever.

So let us revive our market places with God's Love.

Question for the Day: Do you feel you have a God-given gift to exhibit at your workplace? Don't hide it from the world, they are waiting for you.

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