Saturday, September 21, 2013


Just leavin' a light on for ya . . .

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it."
―John 1:5, NLT
 "Necessity is the mother of invention."
The author of this proverb is not known, but it is often ascribed to the  Greek philosopher, Plato. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, this expression means―if someone really needs to do something, they will think of a way to do it.

 When Thomas Edison, the inventor of the first commercially practical incandescent light, was asked if he was afraid of anything he replied, "I am afraid of the dark."

On December 31, 1879, at the age of thirty-two, Edison gave the first public demonstration of his incandescent light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey. It was during this time that he said: "We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles."

Thomas Edison died October 18, 1931. He was eighty-four. All the lights in his New Jersey home were burning.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”John 8:12, NIV

In the same way, we are to let our light shine before others. Someone may need you to be a light in their darkness. Think of a way to do it.


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  1. We are both talking about light this week, Starr. Maybe God is trying to point America to His light. Wonder how many writers spoke about light this week. I've noticed when God said things in the Bible He wanted us to remember, He repeated them. Over and over and over.
    "He is light and in Him there is no darkness."


    1. Hi DiAne,

      I have indeed seen several references to light this week. I am SURE God is trying to get, not only America's, but the world's attention. He knows that we learn best through repetition. His means reveals how desperately he wants us to "get it." It is not his will that any should perish.

      When I get a moment I will take a look at your post. I am sure it is always.

      Thank you for replying. It is great to hear from you.

      Blessings, Starr