There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
(sunlight dapples throughout the leaves on a warm Fall morning / Julie Cook / 2014)
Hiding in the shadows, obscured by darkness
your Secrets and lies fester,
growing ever bolder and more dangerous.
Trolling the recesses of open thoughts and minds,
whispering falsehoods as truth.
Your questioning becomes my confirmation.
Seeking the prideful and arrogant,
the egotistical and the conceited.
Your bravado is my open door.
Flourishing in the opaque.
No light passes toward my presence,
yet my name was once Bearer of Light.
However, a battle ensued, when all darkness was finally cast aside,
there appeared a single star in an Eastern sky
Larger and brighter than any star ever seen by man.
It was then that the true Light engulfed the birth of Salvation
For now all those things hidden in the darkness
have been brought forth in Truth and Glory
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.
1 Corinthians 4:5