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697th -- The Dark Candle


We who have suffered the loss of a loved one know of the hurt and pain that
fills our hearts. It is not easy to let go of those who meant so much to
us and continue on with life, but we must stand in courage and move forward
confidently knowing that God will give us the strength needed to face a new
day. As difficult as it may seem to move on, we must do so because our 
life has a purpose and plan that needs to be brought to fruition. Our 
mourning should not go on forever because the Bible has shown that when the
great Saints of old passed away, God allowed a set amount of time to mourn
and grieve their loss as we read in Deuteronomy 34:8 “And the children of
Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of 
weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.” God understands our loss and
gives us the time necessary to mourn for those whom we love so much, but 
our mourning should not last forever. (Hebrews 4:15-16) (Numbers 20:29)

I hope this message encourages your heart to stand up and start each new 
day afresh if you are finding it difficult to get over the loss of someone
you have loved.


A man had a little daughter -- an only and much-beloved child. He lived for
her -- she was his life. So when she became ill and her illness resisted 
the efforts of the best obtainable physicians, he became like a man 
possessed, moving heaven and earth to bring about her restoration to health.

His best efforts proved unavailing and the child died. The father was 
totally irreconcilable. He became a bitter recluse, shutting himself away
from his many friends and refusing every activity that might restore his 
poise and bring him back to his normal self. But one night he had a dream.

He was in Heaven, and was witnessing a grand pageant of all the little 
child angels. They were marching in an apparently endless line past the 
Great White Throne. Every white-robed angelic child carried a candle. He 
noticed that one child's candle was not lighted. Then he saw that the child
with the dark candle was his own little girl. Rushing to her, while the 
pageant faltered, he seized her in his arms, caressed her tenderly, and 
then asked: “How is it, darling that your candle alone is unlighted?” 
“Father, they often relight it, but your tears always put it out.”

Just then he awoke from his dream. The lesson was crystal clear, and its 
effects were immediate. From that hour on he was not a recluse, but mingled
freely and cheerfully with his former friends and associates. No longer 
would his darling's candle be extinguished by his useless tears.

Addendum -- Psalms 56:13 “For You have rescued me from death; You have kept 
my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in Your presence, O God, in Your 
Life giving Light.”

Author Unknown

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 24:1-5 “The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, 
and they that dwell therein. For He hath founded it upon the seas, and 
established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the 
LORD? or who shall stand in His Holy place? He that hath clean hands, and 
a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn 
deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness 
from the God of his salvation.”

Matthew 5:4-9 Jesus declares
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall 
be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they 
shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the 
peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be
not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee 
whithersoever thou goest.”

Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my 
supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in
Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my 
song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving 
strength of His anointed.”

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath 
begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem184.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: THE PRAYER THAT SAVED MY HUSBAND
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony104.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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