Like a candle needs the light

Featuring Dennis Jernigan Posted on January 30, 2010

“…Like a candle needs the light…”

What makes a candle a candle? Is it the wax? Is it the wick? Is it the shape? I would say all of those things are part of what makes a candle a candle…but what makes a candle ‘alive’ in a sense, is it’s flame. But the flame of the candle does not exist without a source of fire. Someone has to strike that match and hold it to the wick for the candle to produce the flame and subsequent light. I am like a candle. I have been shaped into the image of God – made to be like Him. I have a mind and a will and emotions. I have a physical body. But those things do not necessarily make me a man who is like God. Like the flame of that candle, my heart needs to be lit by the Creator of life. To live apart from that source, I would have no flame…no REAL life as ordained by the Creator. And I want all the life I can get and I refuse to settle for second best – what the world calls light. I call that darkness.

How can I stay connected to the Source of my flame – the Source of my life today? Think about what it means to be His child created in His image.
"While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world."

John 9:5 NASB